1980 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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DRT
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Post by DRT » 10:27 Tue 20 May 2008

Last edited by DRT on 23:06 Thu 29 May 2008, edited 1 time in total.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by jdaw1 » 09:40 Fri 23 May 2008

Decanter #2: the darkest port of the night. Closed heavy nose, with dark cherries. To taste a little dry, gloupy, heavy and closed. Reports that 1980 Graham was drier than is usual for the house mis-led me into guessing Graham: actually Dow. Fine port, needing more cellar time.

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Post by DRT » 22:34 Thu 29 May 2008

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=15066#15066][b]Here[/b][/url] AHB wrote:

Dow 1980
Very deep red colour with a solid and opaque centre. Rich blackcurrants on the nose that get more pronounced as you swirl. Tannic still in the mouth, still very young, solid and powerful. Superb complexity and development in the mid-palate. The aftertaste is lovely, and lasts a very long time that remains sticky on the lips dor a good time. A great port that will be better in 20 years. 7/8 or 92/100.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by uncle tom » 12:19 Tue 03 Jun 2008

My note:

My favourite wine of the night, dark, full and elegant. I should have guessed it correctly, but in the event talked my self into thinking it was the Graham.

Very sound wine.

Tom
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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