1958 Dow

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jdaw1
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1958 Dow

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Re: 1958 Dow

Post by AHB » 00:08 Sun 08 May 2011

The third of the bottles bought from a local Social Club sale.

Mid-orange colour, 20% opaque. Quite closed on the nose, showing tobacco and golden sultanas and which opens up nicely in the glass. Beautiful balance on entry, dry and full of sour orange peel - masses of spicy tobacco and white pepper. Hot on swallowing, then a peppery finish that mellows into grapefruit and citrus pith of considerable length. This was guessed as being FG76 and Cr66. 87/100. Drunk after 1-2 hours decanting.
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Re: 1958 Dow

Post by JacobH » 16:42 Wed 11 May 2011

Pinky / orange in the middle, fading to the edge. Very subtle on the nose, with some oranges and perhaps some rose water or turkish delight. Very little fruit remaining in the mouth. Tangerines predominate. No tannins; subtle fruit and a remaining dryness. A long hallow of an after-taste.
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