2011 Dow

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AHB
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2011 Dow

Post by AHB » 08:37 Sun 18 Aug 2013

Dark in colour, just transparent on the rim. Alcohol showing on the nose (the room was warm), slightly sharper than the G11 shown alongside. Restrained entry, very dark fruit with very grippy tannins dominating the palate. Fruit arrives late and is very sweet and ripe ... and eventually dominates the tannins. There is a hollow touch on the aftertaste before a huge, tingling finish explodes. 93-95. Snapshot tasting on 20 May 2013.
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2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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