1963 Dow

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1963 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 19:49 Wed 12 Oct 2011

On Tuesday 11th October 2011, at the RAF Club, was held a ‘square’ tasting of {Dow, Fonseca, Graham, Taylor} × {1963, 1966, 1970, 1977}. Our honoured guest was Cynthia Jenson, official blogger to the Symingtons.

Links:Before being unblinded D63 was ‟d63”.

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Re: 1963 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 22:27 Thu 13 Oct 2011

d63, lated identified as D63: Red-red-brown, fading to pink at the edge, 60% opaque. Red fruit still very present, lots of heat, but, alas, a little sour late-palate. Not much sugar. Second-favourite of the flight.

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Re: 1963 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:03 Mon 14 Nov 2011

Deepest in colour of the 1963 flight. 50% opaque. Soapy on the nose, not attractive. Sweetest entry of the flight, but showing the most tannins and rather dry. Powerful aftertaste, initially dominated by the tannins but this leads to a long and pwerful finish that is full of cedar and tobacco. Served blind and guessed to be the Fonseca. 87/100.
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