Ruby-garnet core fading to thin root beer at the rim, nice depth of color. Caramel and horsey nose. The palate shows its alcohol but is not spoilt by it, despite a general lack of material here. This bottle is showing mostly tawny, but not heavy or unpleasantly oxidized, and is really quite fine sipping because of its excellent balance. A much better showing than I was expecting based on this bottle's condition. Base neck, slightly raised cork, slight seepage. Oporto bottled EWR import.
Went to the cellar to open an older port and came across this bottle with no label and unable to see the cork. To my surprise it was a Dow '55 that I did not inventory. I will drink this over the next week or two as a glass a night is all I need. The color is clean and a vibrant dark rose. The wine is not showing a lot of age, instead wonderful flavor and the taste is on the palate after 60 seconds, smooth and I am licking my lips. Oh my, wish I had a couple of more.
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(Dow Porto Vintage) Bricked light medium cherry red color with ruby lights and light tan meniscus; oxidized, dirty, VA, tart orange nose; not as bad on palate as nose would indicate, but attenuated, cherry, cherry syrup, ripe raspberry palate; medium finish
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