1958 Dow

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jdaw1
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1958 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 18:01 Sat 31 May 2014

Oscar Quevedo was in London, so we opened some 1958s.

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Re: 1958 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 21:33 Tue 03 Jun 2014

D58, originally η = eta. Red-pink, 35% opaque. Nose of cherry heat behind the burnt nose. Large start, with remnants of the fruit. Heat, lots, mid-palate. End was all heat.

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Re: 1958 Dow

Post by oscar quevedo » 12:39 Fri 06 Jun 2014

Dow 1958. Light ruby colour. Smooth flavours reminding delicate red ripe fruit. Slightly harsh tannins, long finish but not perfectly integrated.

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Re: 1958 Dow

Post by AHB » 15:45 Sun 08 Jun 2014

40% opaque; lovely mature red-brown colour. Hollow nose showing little other than some dusty spirit. Lovely elegant palate, generous fruit and a delicious balance. Rich fruit and good complexity on the late palate. Generous acidity supports a focused fruit driven aftertaste and finish. Great length. Served blind this was guessed to be the Noval. 88/100. Drunk 03-Jun-14. Decanted 3 hours.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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