1970 Dow

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PopulusTremula
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1970 Dow

Post by PopulusTremula » 22:05 Fri 22 Aug 2014

Bought from BBR. Fill well into neck, cork well saturated and came out in good shape.

Clear rim going to brown and red with a 40% opaque ruby core.

Right off the bat this port is very inviting and ready for action. Lovely ethereal nose of red fruit and marzipan. Great mouthfeel, silky smooth and thick with great balance - tannins, fruit and alcoholic heat.

This is Grade A port.

93 points.

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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by PopulusTremula » 22:06 Fri 22 Aug 2014

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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by PopulusTremula » 22:07 Fri 22 Aug 2014

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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by PopulusTremula » 22:07 Fri 22 Aug 2014

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Cork came out fairly intact.

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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by PopulusTremula » 22:08 Fri 22 Aug 2014

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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by AHB » 11:55 Sat 23 Aug 2014

Now my mouth is watering just from looking at the pictures! It looks fabulous.
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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by CaliforniaBrad » 04:26 Sun 24 Aug 2014

Had this port (Oporto bottled) a few months ago, was a similar showing to yours. Delicious.


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