1960 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Alex Bridgeman
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1960 Dow vintage port

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Bottle e.

The fifth of eight bottles from the single lot of unknowns bought at auction. Mature red in colour, with a hint of gold to the rim; 40% opaque. Oxidised and medicinal on the nose, with lots of rosemary. Sweet and thick entry, intensely flavoured with generous fruit on the initial impact. Modest development on the mid-palate which eventually shows some milk coffee. Very light and lacking on the initial aftertaste but does turn into a gentle and lingering apricot finish. Served blind this was guessed to be Fonseca 1960. 90/100. Drunk 23 April 2013 with a 6 hour decant.
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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