1970 Dow

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1970 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 12:14 Wed 19 Feb 2014

Suspects, mostly old but one new, gathered in the obvious place to do the obvious thing. We are creatures of habit.

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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 12:54 Wed 19 Feb 2014

D70, brought by AHB. Foul smelling. Oh dear. Not tasted.

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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:22 Fri 21 Feb 2014

Deep red, brick rim; 80% opaque. Awful nose with a big dose of VA and horrible bottle stink. Unpleasant palate that is dominated by the VA; harsh flavours, harsh structure although the tannins are soft and pleasant. There is some fruit, but it is very subdued. Long finish of big flavours and great duration. Sadly the finish is the only decent feature of this bottle. NR as this is absolutely not typical for what should be a great port.
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