1983 Dow

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AHB
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1983 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:04 Wed 07 Jan 2015

From the Oxford & Cambridge Club, after dinner following the BBR Port Walk. Brick red, 80% opaque. Slightly sharp fruit but with a lovely twisted citrus zest in the fragrance. Soft and silky entry, a slow developing palate presence with high acidity driving the experience. Fragrant and delicate fruit. A little heat on the aftertaste, then a very long fruit-led finish with a green tannin bite. Pleasant sipping port. 85/100.
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