1998 Dow Bomfim

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1998 Dow Bomfim

Post by jdaw1 » 12:48 Sat 25 Dec 2010

1998 Dow Bomfim, decanted 12:30. This the decanter-priming sample, at d + 10 minutes. 80% opacity; deep red. Nosing of plums and tannin. To taste super-cloying, needing lots of decanter time. Maybe this should have been decanted yesterday. No, definitely not: if it had been, it would have been drunk yesterday.

Costing €25 at the Epicerie Anglaise, 6 boulevard Magenta.

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Re: 1998 Dow Bomfim

Post by jdaw1 » 23:48 Sat 25 Dec 2010

1998 Dow Bomfim, D + 11 hours. Dark red, 90% opacity. Nosing of plums and structure. In the mouth dry, with plums, consistent from start to long finish. Good weight. Lovely juice. Needs another day in the decanter, or 5+ years in the cellar.

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Re: 1998 Dow Bomfim

Post by jdaw1 » 19:55 Sun 26 Dec 2010

The following day lots of pepper and grapey fruit. But structure is lessening: this needs 6 to 18 hours air.

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Re: 1998 Dow Bomfim

Post by AHB » 22:19 Mon 03 Jan 2011

I find 1998 ports, in general, to be in a very drinkable part of their evolution at the moment. A very fortunate discover at a price that seems extremely fair.
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