1970 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
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1970 Dow vintage port

Post by AHB » 23:55 Fri 08 Oct 2010

Deep red, 90% opaque. Lovely rich nose, incredibly complex with rose perfume and masses of fruit. Smooth and silky texture with lots of sweet fruit. Chocolate tannins mix in with the enormous levels of fruit. Big flavours; big aftertaste. Lots of chocolate and fruit, although the finish is a little short. Overall, this is a very, very impressive wine. 94/100. Drunk 25 September 2010.
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Re: 1970 Dow vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 03:38 Tue 11 Jan 2011

In The Douro Valley with Friends, Harvest 2010:

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Re: 1970 Dow vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 03:40 Tue 11 Jan 2011

D70: very red, with the faintest hint of purple. Nosing of cherries. To taste big, rich, full and red-fruited. Heat and acid mid-palate. Delicious. Long, lovely, and surprisingly sweet for a Dow.

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Re: 1970 Dow vintage port

Post by griff » 23:18 Wed 02 Feb 2011

Better than my last bottle. Sadly it was a leaker and I suspect slightly oxidised. I shall look for more.

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