1970 Dow

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Cockburn 1900
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1970 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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Dow 1980
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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by flash_uk » 12:52 Wed 27 Apr 2016

45% opacity, warm red, slight cloudiness. Smooth entry, medium bodied, very gentle head in the finish. Quite fruity, redcurrants, nice round mouthfeel. Good balance although tannins muted. Some thought this slightly flawed. I didn't notice on the night - perhaps the darker hue suggest faint TCA? Others can speak more firmly than me about it.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1970 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:24 Tue 24 May 2016

Bottled by Courtenay Wines. A lovely red colour with a rose rim. Antiseptic / hospital nose, very pronounced. Dry but ripe fruit on entry with an underlying tone from the antiseptic. Dry on the palate with plenty of fruit but by no means sweet. Pleasant redcurrants on the aftertaste and a dry finish with a slight tannin edge. Very long and showing multiple phases. More time in the glass emphasised the flaw in the wine. A poor bottle, initially scored at 89/100. Not rated.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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