1997 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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SushiNorth
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1997 Dow vintage port

Post by SushiNorth » 03:42 Mon 21 Mar 2011

NYC Dow Vertical -- 50 years of Dow Classics
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1997 Dow, decanted 24hrs
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Re: 1997 Dow vintage port

Post by g-man » 18:41 Mon 21 Mar 2011

Starting to come around adding a little bit (teeny little) of finesse.

Spicy sweet black peppers with blueberries and a touch of cinnamon on the nose.

It is full, lush loaded with purple red fruit. Full bodied and noticeable tannins and finishes with a pleasant sweet cedar.

93.
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Re: 1997 Dow vintage port

Post by g-man » 15:24 Fri 25 Mar 2011

Lamont:

1997 (24+hrs)
Just slightly lighter than the blue/purple color of the '94 but it's still very dark. The nose seemed fairly closed up on this one but I picked up black cherry, root beer and mint - just not very expressive at the moment. The palate shows sweet black cherry and dark berry fruit, very juicy, with tangy acidity and a long finish. Excellent but needs lots of time. 93+ pts
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