NV Dow Crusted 1985

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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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NV Dow Crusted 1985

Post by flash_uk » 21:52 Fri 09 Oct 2015

Picked this up in a bundle of oddities at auction recently.

Decanted 1 hour, 30% opacity, brown-red. Nose of mature port - strawberry, prunes, violets, really quite candied and floral at the same time. In the mouth, very smooth, just a very little bit of heat mid palate, with strawberry again, and a wonderful long aftertaste. Not much tannin in evidence, but nicely balanced if a little light in weight.

A real surprise - had I tasted this blind I would have been guessing maybe T70 or D70.

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Re: 1985 Dow Crusted

Post by flash_uk » 18:55 Mon 12 Oct 2015

After 48 hours this was not so special, but still pleasant. Now more full, but a bit less velvety.

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