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NV Graham 20YO Tawny

Posted: 16:50 Fri 27 Feb 2009
by g-man
place holder for tasting notes from Friday, February 27, 2009 - NYC tasting

Re: NV Grahams 20 year tawny Port (Bottled in 200X)

Posted: 20:36 Mon 02 Mar 2009
by Glenn E.
Graham's 20-yr Old Tawny Port

Finally, a more classic Tawny color in the glass. It's clear and bright, as it should be.

Non-descript nose showing slightly too much alcohol. Red fruit medly.

Best body in the mouth by far - almost syrupy compared to the previous two 20-yr olds. Some dates, possibly also some light caramel. Very sweet, but still sufficient tannins to keep it in balance.

I noted after the Graham's that all three of the 20-yr Old Tawnies were really lacking that typical Tawny tartness. None seemed to be particularly well balanced in this regard, but the Graham's seemed closest during the tasting portion. Best tawny on the night.

Re: NV Grahams 20 year tawny Port (Bottled in 200X)

Posted: 10:28 Tue 03 Mar 2009
by RonnieRoots
Nice TN Glenn. :)
I usually like this port quite a bit. It's a really nice drinker, but has the complexity to lift it up slightly above just that.

Re: NV Grahams 20 year tawny Port (Bottled in 200X)

Posted: 20:49 Tue 03 Mar 2009
by morteno
I second that. A great 20 year old tawny that's very fair in price. Great label design too.

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Re: NV Grahams 20 year tawny Port (Bottled in 200X)

Posted: 21:04 Thu 05 Mar 2009
by SushiNorth
A lovely red color, with a Rasiny, Raspberry, cinammon nose. I agree with those who detect a bready smell, and that the raisins are perhaps more like dates (but very light dates!)
In the mouth, it's fruity up front, with the acidity and back-of-mouth taste of orange juice as i swallow. It has a short tail, and somewhere in there was a salami note.