1963 Dow

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1963 Dow (magnum)

Post by jdaw1 » 00:31 Wed 30 Jan 2013

D63: brick red, 30% opaque. Lots of spirit on nose. Dry start; good weight. Perhaps excessively dry mid- to late-palate. But good length, and good port. JPS, my bro’-in-law, rightly said ‟raisins”.

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1963 Dow (magnum)

Post by AHB » 14:33 Thu 31 Jan 2013

From magnum. Mature, brick red and with a light rim; 30% opaque. Feminine and attractive nose, perfumed and full of maraschno cherries but with a twist of sourness. Balanced entry, a little think on impact but bulks up quickly developing to a big and complex palate with plenty of layers. Dry, restrained and full of black licorice. A big aftertaste and a huge red licorice finish of enormous length. 95/100
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