1977 Dow

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1977 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 23:06 Thu 09 Feb 2012

On Wednesday 8th February 2012 four port enthusiasts met in The Bung Hole to enjoy some fine port, served blind. And we did. Links:

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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 23:31 Thu 09 Feb 2012

D77: decanted 3pm/ Lovely bright red, 50% opaque. Nose dry little sweetness with dry cherries. Taste splendidly full-bodied. Dry, hinting at cherry. The stays stays in the mouth, starting dryish, becoming plum. Long and large and full. Very yummy.

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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by DRT » 00:54 Fri 10 Feb 2012

Vegetable nose - nice thick and smooth texture with lots of red fruit. Dry finish, some heat, and very long. Excellent.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by PhilW » 09:54 Fri 10 Feb 2012

Medium on colour, slight cabbage on the nose, but none in the taste. Lovely and smooth, delicious flavour, glass seemed to keep emptying itself. Slightly less fruity than previous tasted D77. Very nice port and my WOTN.

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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by Glenn E. » 18:48 Fri 10 Feb 2012

Are you sure this was a 1977 Dow? I see no mention of it being corked in the TNs. :mrgreen:
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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by Roy Hersh » 19:40 Fri 10 Feb 2012

Julian,

Nice TN, you mention it was decanted at 3, but for those of us who were not there ... how many hours of total decant time? Thanks!

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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by RAYC » 19:53 Fri 10 Feb 2012

Roy Hersh wrote:Julian,

Nice TN, you mention it was decanted at 3, but for those of us who were not there ... how many hours of total decant time? Thanks!
Between 3hrs30mins and 7 hrs decant time, some in bottle/decanter, some in glass
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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by Roy Hersh » 00:39 Sat 11 Feb 2012

thanks Ray.

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