1955 Dow

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1955 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 23:15 Thu 18 Apr 2013

Oscar visited London, so the team sampled some VPs and some stuff described as ‟brown sticky stuff”. Some were served sighted, some were blind.

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Re: 1955 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 10:31 Sat 20 Apr 2013

D55, brought by DRT, and served blind. Mocha on nose and palate. Smooth, full, mid-weight, lovely port. Widely guessed to be one of Fonseca’s great trio of vintages, but actually a mite lighter than that. So smooth. Delicious.

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Re: 1955 Dow

Post by AHB » 14:23 Mon 13 May 2013

Rose in colour, with a paling rim that has some bricking; 25% opaque. Subdued nose, hint of fruit but mostly cigar ash. Medium bodied, in the phase of early maturity with plenty of refined fruit and a great mid-palate. Mouthfilling aftertaste and a lovely aniseed length of good duration. Delicious and enjoyable. Served blind this was guessed to be Martinez 1985! 90/100.
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