1977 Dow

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CPR 1
Graham’s The Tawny
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1977 Dow

Post by CPR 1 » 21:45 Mon 27 Jan 2014

So here goes my first tasting note and my first bottle of Dow 77, having read of many corked bottles I opened nervously, but all looked good, a deep red colour maybe 50% and it smelled lovely.

I started drinking straight away (in case it went down hill) and returned regularly for a top up, it was thick with smooth texture with lots of red fruit (cherries?) and a good long finish. All in all very good port and no hint of TCA even the next evening when I finished it.

Thus I guess I just got lucky

Glenn E.
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by Glenn E. » 22:08 Mon 27 Jan 2014

That's a fine first tasting note!

Glad your bottle was a good one. I have been lucky (for the most part) with D77 as well, though that's at least in part because I can't smell or taste TCA. Apparently 2 of the times I've had D77 it was corked, but I thought it was delicious!
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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:56 Wed 29 Jan 2014

An excellent first tasting note. Thank you for posting it - it's always good to hear people who get lucky with a port that has a great reputation, if it's not corked.
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