1975 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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griff
Warre’s Traditional LBV
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1975 Dows Vintage Port

Post by griff » 10:56 Mon 06 Jun 2011

I received this wine as part of a job lot. Thankfully only the one.

Opened with some bottle stink. Full tawny colour. Cleared up after a few hours to provide almonds and some caramel. Rancio on the finish. No heat as feared from other reports but not a patch on a good 20 year old tawny. 24 hours hours on and it has decayed. I have a 1975 Warres that needs to be next I expect.

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DRT
Fonseca 1966
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Re: 1975 Dows Vintage Port

Post by DRT » 23:42 Sat 11 Jun 2011

Thanks for the note.

I tend to pop and pour 1975s and only open one when I intend reaching the bottom of the decanter in one sitting. They do not seem to respond well to time in the decanter.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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