1985 Dow

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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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.
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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 Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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