2016 Graham Stone Terraces

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2016 Graham Stone Terraces

Post by AHB » 20:21 Tue 09 Oct 2018

Deep dark red. A nose which is more assertive than the Graham shown alongside and certainly more complete. Beautifully balanced with pure and elegant fruit. The tannins are gently wrapped in their cocoon of fruit and the whole is focused by the gentle but persistent acidity. There is some dryness from the tannins on the finish, but the tannins are ripe and refined and add flavour as well as grip to the generous levels of fruit. Although very good, this bottle did not show as well as the bottle at the Preview Tasting in May. 92-94.

Tasted 12 September 2018.
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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Doggett
Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
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Re: 2016 Graham Stone Terraces

Post by Doggett » 15:05 Sun 04 Nov 2018

GST16 Deep ruby red with purple rim. A bit duller than the vibrant colour of the standard Graham's release. Lots of black fruit. Sweet on entry with a rich, full palate and good finish. A very fine port but I thought edged by the standard release.
94 Points

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