1980 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
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1980 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 08:28 Fri 27 Jul 2012

On the Wednesday before the 2012 Olympics we were guests of His Excellency Dr João de Vallera, the Portuguese Ambassador to the Court of St James, at his official residence, wherein we had two bottles of Port from each summer-Olympic year, 1948 to 2008.

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Re: 1980 Dow

Post by RAYC » 15:26 Sat 04 Aug 2012

Bottle 1 - corked
Bottle 2 - not a great example NR
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Re: 1980 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 16:34 Thu 09 Aug 2012

D80 (mine): dark dark red, 80% opaque. Soft start. Then acidic heat. Fades fast. Should be better.

D80 (other): dirty and awful.

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