1983 Dow

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Alex Bridgeman
Fonseca 1966
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1983 Dow

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Appearing to be in early maturity, a mahogany red colour; 60% opaque. Lively nose of redcurrants and violets, well developed and attractive. Balanced entry, gentle sweet fruit with plenty of presence and body. Gentle and delicious, but developing very nicely with patience on the palate. Gentle sour fruit on the finish. Good length. This is lovely fruit-dominated port. Served blind this was guessed to be Taylor 1985. 89/100. 27-Oct-15. 20 hour decant.
Top Ports in 2023: Taylor 1896 Colheita, b. 2021. A perfect Port.

2024: Niepoort 1900 Colheita, b.1971. A near perfect Port.
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[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=96154#p96154]Here[/url] DRT wrote:On Tuesday 27th October a group of us gathered at the Boot & Flogger and shared some fine ports. Details of the organisation can be found here.

The ports drunk were:
Also Review thread; and Placemats.


D83, originally ‘SDC’. Dark-ish red, 70% opaque. Plums and heat. Smooth and rich and lovely.
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