1983 Dow

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jdaw1
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1983 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 23:34 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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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1983 Dow

Post by flash_uk » 13:13 Wed 27 Apr 2016

50% opacity, warm red. Fruit and tannin, syrupy mouthfeel which has heat mid palate, some spice.

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Re: 1983 Dow

Post by flash_uk » 13:18 Wed 27 Apr 2016

85% opacity, deep dark red. Fruit and tannin, lacking some acidity. Very soft and smooth. Spice and tobacco. Nice port, drinking well now and will last some time and develop further I think.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1983 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:26 Tue 24 May 2016

Modest red in colour, 50% opaque. A lovely nose of tight fruit, sweet and attractive. Delicious fruit on entry, which persists beautifully across the palate. Air elivens the fruit, adding a lovely fragrance and revealing the balancing acidity. The tannins are subdued on the palate and provide a gentle chewiness to the aftertaste before delivering a long, long sweet fruit finish. Delicious. 91/100.
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