1983 Dow

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1983 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 00:27 Tue 02 Apr 2013

A small 1983-1985 double horizontal was held on Tuesday 2nd April 2013 at The Bung Hole.

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Re: 1983 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 11:00 Wed 03 Apr 2013

D83. Red-pink, 40% opaque. Taste soft and delicate. Feminine. Maybe pink cherries? Light, some heat, delicious and very long.

Initially much preferred to the D85 my only ’83 preference over ’85. But as the evening progressed it fell apart. Moral: drink quickly.

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Re: 1983 Dow

Post by djewesbury » 21:59 Thu 04 Apr 2013

Very pale, to tawny. On the nose this seemed to hit me with some chocolate. Dry with a fair amount of heat.
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Re: 1983 Dow

Post by AHB » 13:53 Tue 09 Apr 2013

Brick red, mature; more evolved than the 1985 shown alongside and slightly murky. Harsh on the nose, showing a little fruit and some charcoal. Medium weight on the palate, dry but with plenty of fruit. Lively and enjoyable with excellent layering that rewards patience on the palate. A gentle ripe mandarin acidity supports and cuts through the sweetness. The tannins are fully resolved. There is a fruit driven aftertaste that leads to a big finish of long length. This is more elegant than most Dow ports. 89/100. 02-Apr-13. Decanted 9½ hours.
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