1970 Dow

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SushiNorth
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1970 Dow vintage port

Post by SushiNorth » 03:40 Mon 21 Mar 2011

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1970 Dow, decanted 4hrs
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Re: 1970 Dow vintage port

Post by g-man » 17:00 Mon 21 Mar 2011

My clear wine of the night.

This was simply outstanding and one of the best ports I've tasted in my short port drinking time.

dark reddish amber/purple with a touch of brown around the rim.

it started with a celery seed funk, but blew off showing some dusty sweet strawberries/orange marmalade, honey suckle with a slight hint of all spice to keep it lively, lovely and fantastic.

Perfectly balanced on the mouth feel, neither thin nor heavy, with sweet red fruit blended with honey baked figs finishing with a light brown sugar spirit that just goes down so incredibly smooth.

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Re: 1970 Dow vintage port

Post by g-man » 15:21 Fri 25 Mar 2011

Lamont:

1970 (4+hrs)
About the same med/dark burgundy as the '66 but with less fade toward the rim. On the nose I got toffee, wood, strawberry syrup and spices. Has exceptional balance on the palate with smooth flavors of red fruit and oranges that fade into a long finish. Really fine stuff but in an understated package. 94 pts
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Re: 1970 Dow vintage port

Post by Axel P » 15:26 Fri 25 Mar 2011

I am buying magnums of this. If anyone interested, please pm.

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