1980 Dow

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1980 Dow (magnum)

Post by jdaw1 » 00:41 Wed 30 Jan 2013

D80, decanted 17:30. Lovely red to pink at edge. Nose had dark plum fruits, and was very sweet and full. Taste somewhat closed. Sweetness, ‟hidden”. Strongly dry mid-palate. Big, but needs more time in the cellar. Perhaps another five years.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1980 Dow (magnum)

Post by AHB » 14:35 Thu 31 Jan 2013

From magnum. Deep red with a hint of mahogany in the centre and a pale rim; 60% opaque. Fantastic nose, rich and mature, full of attractive fruit. Smooth and carressing on the palate. Dry, slight tinge of birch sap and rhubarb fruit. Mid weight. Big pine-sawdust aftertaste and a very long, dry finish. Great port. 93/100.
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