1985 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Doggett
Graham’s The Tawny
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Re: 1985 Dow

Post by Doggett » 12:59 Mon 30 Nov 2015

D85 An impressive perfect cork pull by CPR. Lovely dense strong fruits. First tasting to me still appeared closed, but with more air, a later tasting was much nicer. I think this wine still has time to go before showing its best and I hope to have a nicer example in the future. 90 points

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1985 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:58 Sun 27 Dec 2015

Red, but with tones of mid-maturity; 60% opaque. Lovely fruit on the nose, soft and gentle. Nice balance on entry with delightful balance and freshness although the acidity quickly builds up to searing levels. The acidity fades to allow a rich and flavoursome focused fruit palate to show. A lovely finish, full of sweetened cranberry. Very fine port. 92/100.
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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1985 Dow

Post by flash_uk » 13:40 Wed 06 Jan 2016

40% opacity, red. Dusty, tobacco nose. Good balance, syrupy, tobacco.

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