2004 Dow Bomfim

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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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
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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Dow 1980
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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.

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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.
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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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.
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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