1983 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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rich_n
Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
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1983 Dow

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An informal pre-Christmas tasting of ports with the theme "A bottle of port which cost you less than £25", as suggested by winesecretary and organised (with plenty of help from others) by richn.

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Re: 1983 Dow

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Not much on the nose. Soft fruits on the front of the palate. Quite tannic and rather peppery, enjoyably so. Good.
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Fonseca 1980
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Re: 1983 Dow

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Very pale, 30% opaque. Palate of garrigue, with red liquorice and chocolate on the finish. The slightly dumb nose led me to question whether it was a perfect bottle, but in fact it was good, and enjoyable enough to be #3 WOTN. Might even have benefitted from a longer decant.
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