1966 Dow

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Dow 1980
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1966 Dow

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Re: 1966 Dow

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1966 Dow

Post by flash_uk » 20:51 Mon 23 May 2016

30% opacity, red-brown. Sharp entry, heat early, good structure, extracted flavours - dried fruit.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1966 Dow

Post by AHB » 00:12 Mon 30 May 2016

Mature brick red, 30% opaque. Dusty nose with slightly harsh fruit, rather limited in volume. A lovely texture on the palate, full and rich with powerful acidity supporting spiced Christmas cake. A wonderful aftertaste; huge, spiced with bitter sloe and green apples and which leads to a massive finish. An amazing palate and finish but let down a little by the restrained nose. 94
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
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Re: 1966 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 14:54 Mon 02 Jan 2017

D66. Dry, stinging heat. Some red cherry.

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