1985 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply
User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
Posts: 20534
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

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.

Links:

User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
Posts: 20534
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

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.

User avatar
djewesbury
Graham’s 1970
Posts: 8154
Joined: 20:01 Mon 31 Dec 2012
Location: Belfast
Contact:

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.
Daniel J.
delete.. delete.. *sigh*.. delete...

User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11914
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

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.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

Post Reply