1970 Dow

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Graham’s 1970
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1970 Dow

Post by djewesbury » 12:43 Fri 19 Dec 2014

Some friends gathered in The Boot and Flogger on Redcross Way, SE1, as part of our quest to find a new home. We had an excellent evening, mainly drinking from the Davy's wine list.

Offley 1977 (B&F)
Noval 1966 (B&F)
Dow 1970 (DRT)
Churchill 1994 (B&F)
Warre 1970 (B&F)

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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by djewesbury » 19:54 Fri 19 Dec 2014

Really dodgy-looking laserprinted label. This was from the cellar of the Rudy Kurwinian of port, DRT. (That is not true; this was a genuine bottle.)

Decanted two days before the tasting.

Dark cherry, a nose of jellied fruit, fine and delicate - cedar and wood shavings in cigar boxes. Soft entry, jellied. Tasty, very soft finish.

I notice that my ranking is now Dow 1970. Thank you.
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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by DRT » 23:36 Fri 19 Dec 2014

djewesbury wrote:Decanted two days before the tasting.
Not true. It was decanted 32 hours before the tasting.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by flash_uk » 23:01 Tue 23 Dec 2014

40% opacity, forgot to note colour (mainly because the light at the table was poor). Lively nose, strawberry. Full, syrupy mouthfeel with a nice soft and gentle feel. Lots of alcohol. Get the sense this could do with another 5-10 years to hit the peak. Thanks to Derek for bring this to share.

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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:48 Wed 07 Jan 2015

Dark red, bricking rim; 50% opaque. Lovely nose, a bit dusty and a touch of spirit although this settled down later to be nutskins. Sweet, elegant entry bringing a wonderful balance with great levels of mature fruit layered thickly over some dry tannins; good fragrance. Hot - very hot - aftertaste then a fine and flavoursome finish which goes through several phases of flavour. Good port, but with plenty of tannin and life ahead of it. 90/100.
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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