1966 Dow

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1966 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 03:41 Wed 16 Jan 2008

TN: Dow 1966

The Deeper Underground 1966 Horizontal, held at the Crusting Pipe, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RD, on Monday 28 January 2008.

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Post by Simon Lisle » 21:12 Wed 16 Jan 2008

Bought at auction three years ago.

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Post by DRT » 03:00 Sun 27 Jan 2008

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"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by AHB » 22:28 Tue 29 Jan 2008

Light edge, clear centre. Toffee and coffee fudge on the nose. Dry entry with a watery texture. The sweetness comes through as part of the mid-palate, bringing a flood of restrained strawberry syrup. Still some tannins in the wine but most of the structure comes from the acidity that balances the syrup. The aftertaste is slow to develop and never really arrives. 5/5 or 91/100. Decanted for 4½ hours and drunk on 28/1/08.
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Post by DRT » 00:22 Wed 30 Jan 2008

Funny moment. I put the glass to my nose and immediately declared "That smells of Dow's" - a confused Jdaw turned to me and said "what does Dow's smell like?" - instantly thrusting the glass under his nose I replied "like that!" - maybe you had to be there :roll:

My TN says: "Dow's nose - sweet entry then peppery and then dry"

I rated this 5th out of 14. AHB had it at 6th.

A big thanks to Simon Lisle for supplying this wonderfull bottle of port.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by Simon Lisle » 18:35 Thu 31 Jan 2008

Joint third with the Grahams both top class

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