1985 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Dow 1980
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1985 Graham

Post by flash_uk » 20:32 Thu 02 Mar 2017

We gathered to see how the ports of five major houses from the early 80s were faring.

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by flash_uk » 23:11 Fri 10 Mar 2017

60% opacity, warm red. Strawberries on the nose. Great balance and structure, full, velvety, red fruit, strawberries. Lovely port. One of the best G85 I have tasted.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by AHB » 22:05 Sun 16 Apr 2017

Deep red colour, not youthful but equally without any bricking; 90% opaque. Gentle nose bringing some spiced cranberry jelly. The palate has surprising levels of tannin mixed in with the sweet and surprisingly youthful fruit. This is lovely on the mid-palate with lots of restrained fruit. The fruit leads on the aftertaste that grows well to deliver a red jelly-bean finish and a great length. 90/100.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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