1995 Dow Bomfim

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Andy Velebil
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1995 Dow's Quinta do Bomfim Vintage Port

Post by Andy Velebil » 21:20 Mon 07 Jan 2008

I opened this yesterday and have been sipping on it since. This is a very simple SQVP that has some pecular notes to it. From its very simple light weight palate of strawberries and light plums, fully resolved tannins, and short finish. The one thing that I keep coming back to though, is the palate tastes like someone added a bunch of So2, which dominates the fruit. I don't recall ever having that taste sensation in a VP before. Its a little bit less noticeable on day 2, but still there. I would have to rank this as more of a lower quality LBV and a very poor showing compared to other Bomfim's I've had. I don't see this improving with time. 83 points

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RonnieRoots
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Post by RonnieRoots » 12:42 Wed 09 Jan 2008

Maybe a bad bottle?
I've had this port a couple of times and it should be better than that.

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Post by Andy Velebil » 16:42 Wed 09 Jan 2008

I would probably guess so. I've never had it before, so I have no previous experience to compare it too. I'll have to get another bottle and try it again.

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mosesbotbol
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Post by mosesbotbol » 14:06 Tue 15 Jan 2008

I have had a few and they were not consistent, but generally better than you rate it. I would take this over LBV any time.

How would you rate this port compared to a Dow's Crusted? Both are similar in price.

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