1977 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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1977 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 18:51 Thu 30 Aug 2007

My last night in New York for a while, so a Dow 1977. Damp under the capsule, and the wet cork was extracted entire using a screwpull, though broke as it came out.

New decanting technology: Simon Lisle had sent me a roll of tea-bag paper. The roll is about a foot wide, and a square piece was placed in a plastic funnel and at 1½pm the D77 went through a single thickness. It seemed very effective (remnants on paper pictured below), and faster than a coffee filter. Thank you Simon.

D+0: very pleasing to the eye: dark red, with the slightest hint of brown. Lovely nose, though of port rather than anything particular. To taste the immediate mouth sensation was fantastically extravagant: lychee oil perhaps. Great length at the teeth and front of the tongue, much less on the throat. No heat at all. I am liking this. UncleTomScore = 9-7 perhaps?

Front label:
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Capsule:
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Damp underneath capsule:
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Cork:
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Tea-bag paper:
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Wine:
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1977 Dow: D+7 hours

Post by jdaw1 » 01:30 Fri 31 Aug 2007

D+7 hours: less rich and full than earlier, and, oddly, more heat. Acid also more prominent. D + plus an hour or two would have been enough.

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Post by Simon Lisle » 22:17 Sat 08 Sep 2007

Julian I knew you'd like the technique it's the best I 've found.No influence with taste at all .I first tried it against three 70's bottles and it came up trumps.If anyone wants to try some I can send a sample through the post but for mass I only see the guy now and again

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