1977 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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g-man
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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1977 Dow

Post by g-man » 14:35 Mon 31 Oct 2011

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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by g-man » 19:21 Thu 03 Nov 2011

# 3 of the night

dark ruby with a slight bricking around the edges


the nose on this was fantastic.

loads of freshly ground allspice and orange zest backed by some cherries.

one of the fullest bodies in the bunch with some thick dark chocolate on the palate mixed with a touch of ginseng root
followed with a woody cedar finish.

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Chris Doty
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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by Chris Doty » 18:58 Fri 04 Nov 2011

My first non-corked bottle of Dow 77! What a strange personal accomplishment! This had a lot in common with the Warres, both solid, well made, and fully mature vintage ports. Both faded with time, and should be consumed in the next 5-7 years.

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Morgan 1991
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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by SushiNorth » 02:58 Tue 22 Nov 2011

Dark in color, with black pepper and black cherry on the nose (which got "stinkier" with time). It's full of blackberry and cherry in the mouth. Y says its nose is chocolate, with fruit (fresh red grape). Actually a decent bottle of D77. This was WoTN for a while.
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