2000 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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JacobH
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2000 Dow VP

Post by JacobH » 18:09 Tue 16 Nov 2010

Tasted at a Decanter organised tasting called A Half Century of Superlative Port at the Landmark Hotel, London, on the 14th November 2010 with Johnny and Paul Symington.

Tasting Notes:
Graham 1955
Warre 1960
Graham 1963
Dow 1966
Graham 1970
Dow 1980
Graham 1994
Warre 1997
Dow 2000
Graham 2007
Dow 2007
Warre 2007

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Re: 2000 Dow VP

Post by JacobH » 18:20 Tue 16 Nov 2010

The sample at the tasting was spoilt by bottle-stink, which was a bit disappointing for a 2000.

Tim Stanley-Clarke very kindly provided some replacement afterwards, but I didn't have a chance to take a note. It seemed pretty nice though :-)
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Re: 2000 Dow VP

Post by AHB » 00:51 Sat 27 Nov 2010

Elegant nose, very floral tones in the fruit. Elegant entry, with a medium bodied presence and a good balance between fresh fruit and lively acidity. Plenty of tannins make themselves seen, but do not disrupt. Gentle and persistent aftertaste of good length. Delightful sipping port, even at this youthful stage. Tasty stuff. 89/100.
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