1985 Dow

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1985 Dow vintage port

Post by AHB » 21:49 Mon 16 Jul 2012

Lively and vigorous. Very tasty and enjoyable with many years ahead of it. But sadly guessed blind to be Taylor 1966! Many years of life ahead of it. 91/100. 14-Jun-12. Decanted approximately 2 hours.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: 1985 Dow vintage port

Post by AHB » 17:29 Wed 18 Jul 2012

D85: served blind. Dark red, 70% opaque. Red cherries on the nose. Quite hot, red fruit, mid weight. I mis-guessed Dow 1980; a man near me correctly guessed Dow 1985, and there were a range of 1983-like guesses within earshot. JDAW.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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