1955 Dow

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1955 Dow

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Re: 1955 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 20:39 Sun 09 Apr 2017

D55. Dark-red, 50% opaque. Palate dry, and a hint-toned mint. Interesting. Big, and long, and fascinating, and big.

Though dry, not quite drying out.

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1955 Dow

Post by flash_uk » 15:17 Mon 10 Apr 2017

30% opacity, mature red-brown, amber rim. Hints of treacle on the nose. Smooth, sweet entry, great structure, thick port. Treacle, slightly spicy. Typical Dow dryness.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1955 Dow

Post by AHB » 15:21 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Bottled in the UK by an unknown bottler. Deep brick red colour, 60% opaque. Initially rather dirty on the nose but this cleared up with some patience to reveal a dark, sweet fruit syrup. Thick and concentrated on the palate with great levels of acidity and a huge, concentrated flavour. The acidity keeps the wine fresh and in balance across the whole range of the palate and into the big burnt sugar and hot black peppercorn aftertaste. Great length on the hot and slightly sticky finish. Not as dry as expected from the Dow; joint best wine of this 1955 horizontal. 95/100. Drunk 06-Apr-17. Decanted 2½ hours.
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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