2007 Dow

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JacobH
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2007 Dow VP

Post by JacobH » 18:10 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: 2007 Dow VP

Post by JacobH » 18:15 Tue 16 Nov 2010

Much denser and darker on the nose than the Warre. Notably less grapey, too. More "classic" in the mouth for a young vintage Port, with lots of tannins. Tasting non-blind, this is very stereotypically "Dow": very dry and austere. Disappointingly short aftertaste: this dries up quickly.

Is this the most fabulous Vintage Port ever produced? I don't think so. Is it the best of the Vintage or the Symington's offering? Again I don't think so. But a nice Port that has a great future ahead of it.
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Re: 2007 Dow VP

Post by AHB » 00:45 Sat 27 Nov 2010

Very dark, an impenetratable maroon. Subdued on the nose, not showing much other than some faint violets and blackcurrants. Restrained on the palate, dry and austere with lots of tannin and ripe fruit acidity; not much sweet fruit. Patience and air allows the sweet fruit to show through. A wonderful aftertaste of sweet blueberry and black chocolate and a finish of moderate length. 92/100.
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