1997 Dow

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jdaw1
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1997 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 14:09 Fri 05 Feb 2016

JDAW’s other brother-in-law wanted to attend a tasting, so an emergency was declared, and held on Monday 8th February 2016 at the Boot & Flogger.
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Re: 1997 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 21:45 Sun 07 Feb 2016

Decanted 7pm Sunday. A very minuscule sample had a palate of red cherries, some dry bitterness, but overall quite closed. Given twenty-four hours this might be quite good. We shall learn, tomorrow.

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Re: 1997 Dow

Post by flash_uk » 12:49 Mon 15 Feb 2016

Scant (=zero) notes on this one. From memory, nice drinking, a little stewey perhaps, but lots of fruit. Sort of gives the impression this would not be one for the long term, although it's only 19 years old, so who knows!

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Re: 1997 Dow

Post by AHB » 18:06 Sat 27 Feb 2016

Deep red, opaque except on the medium width rim. Youthful port on the nose, lively and full of stewed fruit. Gentley textured on the palate with generous levels of round, sweet bramble fruit offset by some slightly bitter rose-hip. Great development on the palate. A burst of heat on the aftertaste, followed by a generous finish of lovely bramble fruit. This is a very nice port which is drinking very well today and reinforces my experience that the 1997 vintage is now drinking with pleasure. 91/100. 08-Feb-16. Decanted 26 hours.
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Re: 1997 Dow

Post by Doggett » 14:34 Wed 09 Mar 2016

D97 Inky black with 85%+ opacity. Big fruits on the nose and the first taste. Very sweet and youthful. Very young compared to the other ports on the night, but more advanced than I expected it to be.
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Re: 1997 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 10:55 Thu 21 Apr 2016

D97. Dark red, 80% opaque. Big young fruit, with lots of dark plum.

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