1945 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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1945 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 22:24 Fri 14 Dec 2012

On Thursday 13th December 2012 a subset of the obvious suspects gathered at the Bell, Wendens Ambo CB11 4JY, to taste some treasures.

Links: Previously at the Bell: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008.

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Re: 1945 Dow

Post by AHB » 21:53 Sun 16 Dec 2012

Bottled by Hankey Bannister; cork was branded as Dow 1945, bottled in 1947. Deep red, very attractive mature red colour; 40% opaque. Fabulous on the nose full and rich, very attractive. Big and mouthfilling entry, with a huge palate presence that leads to a big finish, slightly dry but dominated by the fruit. This is a huge and fabulous wine. 96/100
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Re: 1945 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 00:17 Mon 11 Feb 2013

D2745. Red, 30% opaque. To taste big red fruit; sweet. Lovely. Slightly lighter than perfect, but fine port.

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