1977 Dow

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1977 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 19:50 Wed 12 Oct 2011

On Tuesday 11th October 2011, at the RAF Club, was held a ‘square’ tasting of {Dow, Fonseca, Graham, Taylor} × {1963, 1966, 1970, 1977}. Our honoured guest was Cynthia Jenson, official blogger to the Symingtons.

Links:Before being unblinded D77 was ‟m77”.

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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 22:50 Thu 13 Oct 2011

m77, lated identified as D77: darkest of the 1977s. Badly corked.

I did not know that D77 had a reputation for being corked. Most others did know.

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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by AHB » 17:16 Sat 15 Oct 2011

This was, indeed, corked.
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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by Chris Doty » 14:26 Mon 17 Oct 2011

I've had three cracks at the D77 (two courtesy of TPF), and all have been deeply flawed. Would not pay money for a bottle, but am eager to try to find a proper example, as I hear it is a great wine.

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