1927 Dow

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1927 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 17:14 Sun 24 Dec 2017

Alex, Axel, Enrico, Julian, Phil, Tom, and two Wolfgangs met for luncheon on Wednesday 20th December 2017 at Otto’s Restaurant (182 Gray’s Inn Road WC1X 8EW).

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Re: 1927 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 18:54 Sun 24 Dec 2017

D27: red-brown, 40% opaque. Very very dry, and somewhat hollow.

Later it showed a lot of coffee, which hadn’t shown early.

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Re: 1927 Dow

Post by AHB » 21:53 Mon 01 Jan 2018

Very clear and light in colour compared to the other ports at this tasting, and orange barley-sugar colour; 40% opaque. Oxidised and unattractive nose. Sweet and smooth entry bringing a dry core with some tannins still showing. There is some harshness on the palate, which is rather woody and with bitter cranberry and cedar. The aftertaste is hot with a chewy bitter edge and a touch of quinine on the long finish. This is enjoyable, but not a great port as some of the others are. 82/100.
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Re: 1927 Dow

Post by PhilW » 14:16 Thu 11 Jan 2018

Immediately post-decant this had good flavour, slight acid on finish; fell apart very quickly.
I suspect Alex's note may reflect the wine at 30mins+, at which point what started out as good flavour has disappeared behind the bitterness and heat that appeared.

Rating: ex- immediately post-decant, but either poor or NR/faulty shortly thereafter.

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