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Tasting Notes Balance and power are important characteristics of the Dow 1963. Impressive garnet/ruby colour, with aromas of blackberries, and hints of honey. On the palate, opulent fruit flavours, complex, plenty of rich tannins and a long finish. The Viticultural Year A normal winter with rain and some snow in the higher vineyards. The weather began to dry out at the end of April. The vines showing promise early. It was cold and wet until the middle of June. Then July and August were fine, with very dry weather. Some rain fell, perfectly timed, in mid September.
Ruby color with slight bricking on the meniscus. Spicy, cherry, Kirsch and chocolate notes with a good dose of alcohol on the nose. An evolved and seemingly mature bottle that was initially quite cool given the outdoor temperature by the lake this evening. Medium bodied initially but over time it gained weight and rounded out to a fuller body. Beguiling black pepper, butterscotch and brown sugar flavors added some complexity to the mid-palate and dominant dark berry fruit that was very tasty. The finish was extremely long but marred by VA, otherwise a really enjoyable but slightly 'advanced' bottle. Initially at 94 points but the alcohol made me rethink my initial score.
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Balance and power are important characteristics of the Dow 1963. Impressive garnet/ruby color, with aromas of blackberries, and hints of honey. On the palate, opulent fruit flavors, complex, plenty of rich tannins and a long finish. 1963 is one of the greatest vintage Ports of the 20th Century.
Tasted from magnum. This is a wonderfully silky and rich wine. Deep and concentrated raspberry and cherry character, with a hint of spice. Full-bodied and very sweet, with layers of fruit and a long finish.--Dow vertical. Drink now. (JS) Wine Spectator. A Port wine from Douro in Portugal. 1963 Dow Vintage Port 750ml
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