1945 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Cockburn 1851
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Deep brick-red in colour, 70% opaque. VA and nail varnish on the nose. Unbalanced entry, full of VA. Dry edge to the fruit with lots of higher alcohol but also some tannins still on the palate. Not in good shape. NR.
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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D45 (Christie’s London, 21st February 2005, a mixed lot), being my rather-rubbish contribution. Nose bacterial. Palate: “Fruit. Life. Light. Short. Maybe not life.”

† Also in that lot was a Cockburn 1927 that arrived broken. And Taylor 1912 and Niepoort 1963.
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(THRA left his notes behind, and has given permission to JDAW for them to be posted. Because of the faintness of the pencil, the contrast has been digitally enhanced.)
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