1966 Dow

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1966 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 13:56 Sun 06 Oct 2013

We gathered in the Bung Hole on Wednesday 2nd October 2013, mostly because AHB was in town.

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Re: 1966 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 14:09 Sun 06 Oct 2013

D66, decanted 2pm. Red, 30% opaque. Others were more fond of this. The start was dry and acidic, yet the mid palate closed. Both too old and too young. I await more learned comment with interest.

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Re: 1966 Dow

Post by TLW » 06:50 Thu 10 Oct 2013

A thanks to Tom for allowing me to sponsor this one.

Rich on the nose. Modest heat, rich, with lots of red fruit and nutmeg. Very lovely.

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Re: 1966 Dow

Post by AHB » 23:08 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Deep red, 50% opaque with a slight bricking to the rim. A little closed on the nose, some floral tones and some gentle fruit. Balanced and smooth on the palate with concentrated sweet fruit filling the mouth with an assured presence. Full and flavoursome. Some heat on the aftertaste. Big, acidic and concentrated on the finish. Really lovely with a great tang to the finish and a very long length. Very nice. 91/100. Drunk 02-Oct-13. Decanted 5 hours.
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