1963 Dow

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1963 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 16:07 Sun 03 Feb 2008

1963 Dow, part of a 1963 horizontal At my father’s in Sussex, on Saturday 2nd February 2008.

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Dow 1963

Post by jdaw1 » 20:51 Sun 03 Feb 2008

The darkest red, and nosing strongly of mint. Much much drier than the others, HEG correctly saying “almonds†. Too dry for my taste, though the dryness particularly liked by SC.

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2nd Feb 2008: Dow 1963 bottle

Post by jdaw1 » 15:32 Tue 05 Feb 2008

Dow 1963 bottle (hurray for moulding name and vintage into the glass).
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2nd Feb 2008: Dow 1963 capsule

Post by jdaw1 » 15:33 Tue 05 Feb 2008

Dow 1963 capsule
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2nd Feb 2008: Dow 1963 cork

Post by jdaw1 » 15:34 Tue 05 Feb 2008

Dow 1963 cork
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Post by AHB » 20:45 Mon 11 Feb 2008

Decanted for 5 hours. Deepest colour of all the '63 ports on show at this tasting. Of all things on the nose, it came with a hint of cheese crackers! Perhaps this was an external influence because more sniffing brought out the alcohol with some mandarins and cranberries. A dry entry that fills the mouth but not with sweetness; the tannins and lots of fruit come through a little later. The aftertaste is long and lingering. A very good port and with plenty of life left in it yet. 6/6 or 93/100. Drunk on 2/2/08.
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