1985 Dow

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Taylor 1900
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1985 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: 1985 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 11:01 Wed 03 Apr 2013

D85. Red, 40% opaque. Initially hot and dry, with and intriguing floral perfume. It improved during the evening, unlike its elder sister.

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Re: 1985 Dow

Post by djewesbury » 22:09 Thu 04 Apr 2013

Dark red. Flowery on the nose. Really very dry and quite short. Apricots, dried fruits.
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Re: 1985 Dow

Post by AHB » 13:51 Tue 09 Apr 2013

Sourced from Seckford Wines. Rich red colour, with a rose rim; 30% opaque. Rich and sweet on the nose, generous levels of fruit but with a streak of rhubarb in the mox. Little on the initial palate, dry and softly tannic; very restrained and reluctant to show anything. Eventually some sweetend redcurrant on the palate. the aftertaste and finish is big, dry and fruity with bramble and a green herbaceous core. Pleasant, but needing more time. 88/100. 02-Apr-13. Decanted 9½ hours.
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