1963 Dow

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1963 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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Re: 1963 Dow

Post by flash_uk » 12:42 Wed 27 Apr 2016

25% opacity, red-amber, copper rim. Quite short on the palate with a slight burnt citrus edge which lingers long on the aftertaste. Easily wins over a flawed G63, but not a stellar bottle of D63.

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Re: 1963 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:23 Tue 24 May 2016

Mature red, 30% opaque. Little on the nose other than some steel wool minerality. This delivers a lovely balance on entry but is lightly flavoured with the minerality dominating over the fruit at first. Patience and air delivers the fruit - and there is a lot of it! Smooth on the aftertaste, with a gentle but delicious finish. A lovely wine that was much more enjoyable than the nose anticipated. 91/100.
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