1960 Dow

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1960 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 23:33 Mon 18 Apr 2016

On Thursday 21st April 2016, the night before The Big Fortified Tasting, at the Boot & Flogger, we met for a double-vertical, Dow versus Graham.

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Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
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Re: 1960 Dow

Post by idj123 » 13:24 Thu 21 Apr 2016

Bottle decanted at 7am from a batch from which we have previously enjoyed a good bottle. Level at BN, nice mid-red colour and nothing to suggest that it won't be another good bottle.

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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1960 Dow

Post by flash_uk » 12:37 Wed 27 Apr 2016

25% opacity, orange-brown with a copper rim. A wonderful burst of flavours right across the palate. Oranges in there. Very fine and enjoyable port. Finish not quite as impressive as the G60 tasted alongside.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1960 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:22 Tue 24 May 2016

Burnished orange colour; 30% opaque. Empty nose showing nothing. Mature and ripe fruit on entry with a modest weight, very dry and with gentle tannins. Rather straightforward. Surprisingly the wine blossoms on the aftertaste with a delicious explosion of fruit and flowers before a finish full of cranberry, very long and with hints of greeness on the late finish. Very enjoyable. 87/100.
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