1970 Dow

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1970 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 12:24 Thu 09 Jan 2014

Wednesday 8th January 2014, at The Bung Hole, because Ronnie Roots was visiting London.

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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 12:40 Thu 09 Jan 2014

D70 (‘DRT 1’), decanted in the morning. Cloudy orange muck, and clearly a port in trouble.

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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by AHB » 09:00 Fri 10 Jan 2014

Rusty orange, 20% opaque. Offensive plastic nose, heavily oxidised with lots of marzipan and almond paste. Hollow entry with little flavour initially but some gentle juniper and pine resin that grows on the palate. A hot aftertaste with lots of spirit showing, then a lively stewed rhubarb syrup finish of good length. Soft and oxidised, but not offensive on the palate. Served blind, this was guessed to be a compromised Warre 1970. 73/100. 11 hour decant.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by DRT » 22:03 Fri 10 Jan 2014

AHB wrote:73/100
Hmm? I think "N/R" might have been more appropriate :roll:
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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:56 Fri 10 Jan 2014

That would have been fair - I couldn't decide whether to score or not. I decided to score since it was drinkable, just not very good.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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