1977 Dow

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jdaw1
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Re: 1977 Dow (magnum)

Post by jdaw1 » 00:39 Wed 30 Jan 2013

D77, decanted 17:45. Red-brown, 30% opaque. Nose stank. It took lots of swirling before I could taste it, when I noted lots of dryness ‟but nose foul”.

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Re: 1977 Dow (magnum)

Post by AHB » 14:34 Thu 31 Jan 2013

From magnum. Mature red-mahogany; 50% opaque. VA dominating the nose, but not to offensive levels. Perfumed palate on entry, infused with the effect of the VA. Lovely chocolate aftertaste, big and tannic length. Modest, mature and enjoyable but not quite right. 89/100.
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