1985 Dow

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jdaw1
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Re: 1985 Dow (magnum)

Post by jdaw1 » 00:43 Wed 30 Jan 2013

D85, decanted 17:00. Red-red-pink, 50% opaque. Nose had sweet eucalyptus, strawberry and mint. Maybe the mint ≈ eucalyptus. Taste I note that it was very dry, very very dry with some heat.

IIRC, D85 is better with a multi-day decant.

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Re: 1985 Dow (magnum)

Post by AHB » 14:35 Thu 31 Jan 2013

From magnum. By colour, this is in the early phase of maturity with the first signs of bricking on the rim. 80% opaque. Warm and very attractive on the nose with lots of mace infused plum or dark cherry - still a touch aggressive even. Soft and smooth on entry, with a lovely texture. Dry plums on the palate with some dry tannins that attempt to be aggressive and which are powerful enough to tingle but never to dominate. A long fabulous, dry aftertaste and a great length. Enjoyable, but in need of more time to finish pulling itself together. 91/100.
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