WTN: `88 Dow`s Porto Vintage Quinta do Bomfim (half).

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WTN: `88 Dow`s Porto Vintage Quinta do Bomfim (half).

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:24 am

Good cork, opened 8 hours. 20% alc, cost was $27 Cdn just this week. Only produced in "non-declared"years, the `86 and `90 regarded as stellar!!

Color. Paler than the `86, very thin reddish brown/old tawny. No depth at all.

Nose. Molasses, figs, cigar box, burnt almonds.

Palate. Not too silky an entry here! Medium bodied and a washed out mid-palate. Spirity finish, nutty though, dates, plums, raisins. Very oxidized, is that the right word? Drink up if in the cellar,my thought.
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Re: WTN: `88 Dow`s Porto Vintage Quinta do Bomfim (half).

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:53 am

Well, this is really strange. 2 days later, I find this wine is slightly corked.......certainly no trace on wednesday. Would that explain the lack of fruit and the spirity tone? Bizarre.
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