2004 Dow Bomfim

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AHB
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2004 Dow Bomfim

Post by AHB » 22:41 Thu 26 Feb 2015

Mid-red, just off opaque in the centre. Nicely developed bramble nose with autumn hedgerows. Smokey, fruity entry with soft fruit but firm tannins. A nice complexity from the palate when mixing with air. The aftertaste is chewy and with cracked black pepper on the long finish. Great length; impressive and surprisingly easy to drink at the age of 10 years. 89/100. Tasted 24-Feb-15
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Re: 2004 Dow Bomfim

Post by PhilW » 22:44 Thu 26 Feb 2015

Great tasting note, highly evocative and sounds tasty.
Willow words tin sheep stalk either evaluate hoop?

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Re: 2004 Dow Bomfim

Post by AHB » 23:01 Thu 26 Feb 2015

I was really surprised at just how balanced and drinkable this port was at what is supposed to the lowest point of it being shut down.
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Re: 2004 Dow Bomfim

Post by PhilW » 08:10 Fri 27 Feb 2015

Indeed; I guess this wasn't a bottle opened at home, on the basis that it would be such an unlikely choice given its current age - I'm wondering how long a decant it had?
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Re: 2004 Dow Bomfim

Post by AHB » 10:24 Fri 27 Feb 2015

Probably around 3-4 hours, but I can't be certain.
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