1970 Dow

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1970 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: 1970 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 14:36 Sun 06 Oct 2013

D70, BBR bottling. Not liked lots of acidity.

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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by AHB » 23:25 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Bottled by Berry Brothers. Medium red body, 40% opaque. A touch flat on the nose but does show some sweet fruit - could this be slightly corked? Some sweetness on the entry to the palate, then some very faint TCA on the tongue but the wine still has great fragrance and a huge finish with plenty of floral components. Big presence and a long finish that is very chewy and carries just the tiniest hint of TCA. Served blind this was guessed to be Warre 1977. 85/100. Drunk 02-Oct-13. Decanted 9½ hours.
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