1983 Dow

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jdaw1
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Re: 1983 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 15:21 Thu 28 Nov 2013

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Re: 1983 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 15:22 Thu 28 Nov 2013

D83. Cloudy, red-pink, 60% opaque. Nose had soap in several people’s glasses. Light, some heat, lemon soap again. Pleasant but not great.

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Re: 1983 Dow

Post by djewesbury » 21:39 Sun 01 Dec 2013

Browny-red, about 70%. I wrote 'healthy' for the nose. In the mouth, caramel, dry, a biscuitish taste that I liked. RLC asked if this was fading.
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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1983 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:03 Thu 12 Dec 2013

Modest red colour, with a slight cloudiness in the centre of the glass; 90% opaque. Restrained sweet raspberry nose, but a touch empty. Sweet fruit entry with very dry tannins giving a very dry body. Good levels of fruit shows through well on the late palate. Very hot aftertaste, a vinegar core to the finish and the soft aftertaste. Other bottles of Dow 1983 have been much better than this. 84/100.
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