1970 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1970 Dow (magnum)

Post by jdaw1 » 00:38 Wed 30 Jan 2013

D70: red-red-pink, 40% opaque. Nose had big red plum fruit. taste medium-big with red cherries. Grade-A port. Bigger late-palate. Then my notes degenerated: ‟Fantastic. Smooth. Perfect. ✠“✠“✠“”.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1970 Dow (magnum)

Post by AHB » 14:34 Thu 31 Jan 2013

From magnum. Mahogany red in colour, 40% opaque. Restrained nose, mainly showing alcohol and candied fruit. Silky entry with wonderful flavours. A lively, spicy acidity supports beautiful pure fruit giving a stunning palate and aftertaste - a hugely long finish. Very fine port. 94/100.
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