NV Graham Finest Reserve

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NV Graham Finest Reserve

Post by jdaw1 » 19:27 Sun 19 Dec 2010

Mystery port, being drunk as an annexe to the Wokingham emergency.

Red-red-orange, 30% opaque. Colour slightly tawny. Nose like taste: light weight, Mid-sweetness, smooth, very drinkable. Perhaps a faint hint of orange. Also sweet grape. No red fruit at all: no berries, no plums. SCP-DFF thought it hot, but for me pleasantly so, at the edge of the tongue.

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Re: Mystery Port, to be identified later

Post by DRT » 21:21 Sun 19 Dec 2010

Borges 1963?
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: Mystery Port, to be identified later

Post by jdaw1 » 21:54 Sun 19 Dec 2010

DRT wrote:Borges 1963?
Oh no, That was far whiter, very very sweet, and not this at all.

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Re: Mystery Port, to be identified later

Post by DRT » 23:04 Sun 19 Dec 2010

As Rolf Harris often asks: can you tell what it is yet?
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: Mystery Port, to be identified later

Post by jdaw1 » 23:07 Sun 19 Dec 2010

W. & J. Graham’s Port, Finest Reserve.
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Re: Graham Reserve Ruby

Post by DRT » 23:13 Sun 19 Dec 2010

That's almost exactly the same as drinking Quinta do Noval 1955 and Graham's 1963.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: Graham Reserve Ruby

Post by AHB » 23:16 Sun 19 Dec 2010

Was that your "Unknown Shipper" or your "Peculiar Friend"?
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Re: Graham Reserve Ruby

Post by jdaw1 » 23:21 Sun 19 Dec 2010

Both colour and taste show some wood ageing, which isn’t my taste. But it is well-made port that is a pleasure to drink. I’m impressed.

€12ish from Monoprix.

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Re: Graham Reserve Ruby

Post by DRT » 23:27 Sun 19 Dec 2010

Does the back label read anything like the Graham's Reserve I had three years ago?
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: Graham Reserve Ruby

Post by jdaw1 » 23:41 Sun 19 Dec 2010

The back label wrote:Graham’s is owned by the Symington family, Port producers for over 100 years and through 4 generations, and whose ancestor made one of the first shipments of Port in 1652, more than three centuries ago. Seven members of the family manage all aspects of the winemaking from the vineyards to bottling.

Graham's est la propriété de la famille Symington, producteurs de Porto depuis plus de 100 ans à travers 4 générations, dont l'ancêtre effectua l'une des premières expéditions de Porto en 1652, il y a plus de trois siècles. Sept membres de la famille gèrent tous les aspects de la fabrication du vin, des vignobles a la mise en bouteille.

A Graham's é detida pela família Symington, produtores de Vinho do Porto há mais de 100 anos e ao longo de 4 gerações, cujos antepassados foram dos primeiros exportadores de Vinho de Porto, em 1652, há mais de três séculos. Sete membros da família gerem todos os aspectos da vinificação, das vinhas até ao engarrafamento.
Yes, curly-quote in English; straight in French and Portuguese.

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Re: Graham Reserve Ruby

Post by jdaw1 » 23:50 Sun 19 Dec 2010

Back label, text as in previous post.
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