1955 Dow

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1955 Dow

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Re: 1955 Dow

Post by AHB » 00:05 Sun 08 May 2011

Mid-orange colour; 30% opaque. A lovely nose, mature and full of spice. Perfect balance on entry ; mature, fruity and lively acidity with lots of redcurrant and tannins fully resolved. Medium bodied, slightly on the full side. Dry aftertaste; long, long finish that ends slightly sweet with bitter orange and dark chocolate. Fantastic balance. Vintage guessed to be 55, 55, 55, 60; shipper guessed to be Taylor, Dow, Graham and Graham. 88/100. Drunk after 6-7 hours decanting.
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Re: 1955 Dow

Post by JacobH » 16:39 Wed 11 May 2011

Rosy coloured in the middle, fading to orange on the edge. Rich, expressive nose; quite excellent. Initially, in the mouth, rounded fruit. Some marmalade in the back of the mouth. Long after-taste with a little heat and black pepper at the end. Mature at the moment; everything has fallen into place.

The marmalade / bitter orange confused me, and I guessed for Croft.
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