1966 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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JacobH
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1966 Dow VP

Post by JacobH » 18:08 Tue 16 Nov 2010

Tasted at a Decanter organised tasting called A Half Century of Superlative Port at the Landmark Hotel, London, on the 14th November 2010 with Johnny and Paul Symington.

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Graham 1955
Warre 1960
Graham 1963
Dow 1966
Graham 1970
Dow 1980
Graham 1994
Warre 1997
Dow 2000
Graham 2007
Dow 2007
Warre 2007

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Re: 1966 Dow VP

Post by JacobH » 18:42 Tue 16 Nov 2010

Fabulous fruit on the nose with some caramel. Surprising impact of sugar in the mouth. It then tailed off slightly, with a little fruit at the very end.
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Re: 1966 Dow VP

Post by AHB » 23:24 Sun 05 Dec 2010

Ex-cellars. Deep orange-red, 50% opaque. Lovely open nose, full of fruit and cloves. Soft and gentle entry, with dry and restrained fruit. Tingling acidity, sweet fruit full of dried apricots and leather. A great aftertaste, with an enjoyable herbaceous element to the dried orange finish. Lovely mature port that is drinking beautifully and will continue to do so for many years to come. 93/100. Drunk 14 November 2010 after 6 hours decanting.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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