1978 Dow Bomfim

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1978 Dow Quinta do Bomfim

Post by jdaw1 » 22:45 Tue 16 Oct 2012

Obvious suspects gathered in The Bung Hole, theoretically to quality-assure Tom’s new case of 1958 Delaforce, but really for good company and ports.

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Re: 1978 Dow Quinta do Bomfim

Post by jdaw1 » 23:02 Tue 16 Oct 2012

DB78, I think brought by Rob. Lovely red, 50% opaque. Nose of wet cardboard; taste of wet dog. Undrinkable.

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Re: 1978 Dow Quinta do Bomfim

Post by RAYC » 23:03 Tue 16 Oct 2012

WS1 carries the can for this one!
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Re: 1978 Dow Quinta do Bomfim

Post by AHB » 08:28 Tue 23 Oct 2012

Generously opened by Wolfgang after the 1979 Bomfim showed up as badly corked. Dow from the late '70s seem to have had a real problem with cork taint - a theory I tested a few days later with another bottle of 1978 Bomfim, which also showed as corked.

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Deep red in colour. A hint of corkiness on the nose; bitterness on the palate showing TCA is present at low levels. Not rated. Pop 'n' pour.
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