1994 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Cockburn 1851
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1994 Dow

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Niepoort 1977
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Re: 1994 Dow

Post by winesecretary »

Very consistent colour all the way to the rim.

Quite hot on the nose.

A lot of matiere here. It's good, but quit hot still,and not at its best tonight. Group's #3.
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Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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Re: 1994 Dow

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50% opacity, deep dark red. Bramble and damson nose. Full, round, dry mouthfeel, lovely integrated tannin, big fruit. in great shape right now.
Graham’s The Tawny
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Re: 1994 Dow

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Quite dark. Generally a quite nice if a bit short in the mouth.
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Graham’s 1948
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Re: 1994 Dow

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Decanted at 22.00 the night before the tasting. Dark red, 90% opaque. Clear, clean nose, refined and elegant with a lovely sweet and ripe blackcurrant. Delightful texture, lovely blackcurrant fruit - big and full of dark chocolate. This is a big, big Port; rich and providing such a big mouthful of flavour and texture. An aftertaste and long finish of black wine gums highlights the poise and balance of this astonishingly pure wine. 95/100. 16-Nov-21. Decanted 23 hours.
Top Ports in 2022: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port. I cried with joy.

2023: Fonseca 1966. There are not many better Ports, except a good bottle of Fonseca 1927. Wow!
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