1994 Dow

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Fonseca 1963
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1994 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:07 Wed 07 Jan 2015

Red/brown in colour, more mature in appearance than the Warre 1994 shown alongside. Gentle nose of sweet and slightly stewed fruit. Sweet fruit on the palate but with a nice acidity that provides focus. Tannins show late on the palate and provide support to a second wave of complexity. A very late spark of spiciness. The finish is spicy and lively, tingling the lips before the sweet fruit arrives. An impressive wine that is still closed. 90/100.

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Re: 1994 Dow

Post by LGTrotter » 02:34 Thu 08 Jan 2015

As with the Warre I was puzzled by this. Plenty dark enough, it was rather tumultuous on the nose and palate. I preferred this to the Warre but mainly because being drier it seemed to hold together better. I did not come away from either of these 94s thinking pleasant thoughts about the vintage.

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Re: 1994 Dow

Post by flash_uk » 16:00 Thu 08 Jan 2015

60% opacity, brown-red, some bricking. Dirty jammy nose. Quick to heat and a dry tannic finish. Lots of fruit but a bit too jammy.

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Re: 1994 Dow

Post by AW77 » 23:26 Sun 11 Jan 2015

My notes only say this: smells of eucalyptus, light body, quite sweet for a Dow (I thought this was the Warre until I checked the bottle)
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