1977 Dow

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jdaw1
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1977 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 19:03 Thu 11 Jun 2015

A theme suggested by Flash: the ‘Sweet-Spot Vintages’, being 1966, 1970, and 1977, in each of Dow, Graham, Taylor, and Warre. So on Wednesday 17th June 2015 we gathered at Davy’s Woolgate.

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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 09:57 Sat 27 Jun 2015

D77 (originally ‘VI’). Brick red, 30% opaque. Not right. Light, heat. But it improved in the glass, becoming rounder and better and sweeter.

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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by AHB » 13:45 Sun 28 Jun 2015

50% opaque with a mature red-ochre colour. Fresh nose of gentle candied fruit. Nice balance on the palate with lots of sweet fruit supported by the clean acidity but with the tannins now dropped away. A lovely fragrant aftertaste before a powerful and impressive finish. This was really good and was guessed to be Dow 1966. 94/100.
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