1985 Dow

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SushiNorth
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1985 Dow vintage port

Post by SushiNorth » 03:41 Mon 21 Mar 2011

NYC Dow Vertical -- 50 years of Dow Classics
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1985 Dow, decanted 48hrs
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Re: 1985 Dow vintage port

Post by g-man » 18:48 Mon 21 Mar 2011

This was weird for me and perhaps 48 hours might have been too much of a decant.

muted nose. I must admit that the 1980 was giving off too much nose for me to even smell this 85.

Dark chocolate and dried prunes on the palate finishing dry tannic and slightly bitter.

87 pts.
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Re: 1985 Dow vintage port

Post by g-man » 15:22 Fri 25 Mar 2011

Lamont:

1985 (40+hrs)
Med/light burgundy color. I was surprised that it wasn't darker although the last time I had this wine was many years ago. There was definitely something weird going on with the nose. There was medicinal cherry fruit there as well as fudge and some spirit, but there's this strange odor dominating that to me smelled like new carpet - a little chemical-y or something? Possibly VA? It wasn't terrible but wasn't inviting either. The palate showed much nicer - light bodied, smooth, with silky tannins and raisiny fruit. Feels a little bit lacking in the middle and ends with a medium-long, dry finish. Nice, but I have a feeling it wasn't the best example. 91 pts
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