1966 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Fonseca 1966
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1966 Graham

Post by DRT » 02:24 Sun 21 Mar 2010

"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1966 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 23:15 Mon 22 Mar 2010

Alas I was unable to take a tasting note of this port.

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Re: 1966 Graham

Post by AHB » 13:39 Tue 23 Mar 2010

Deeply coloured, dark but transparent centre. Nose was a little reluctant with heat being the main feature for the first hour or two in the glass but with time it opened to reveal a very attractive rich and spicy mélange of Dundee fruitcake. Huge flavour profile in the mouth, massive and complex. Thick texture and flavours. Enormously chewy aftertaste that fills the cheeks and dominates the palate with chocolate tannins showing late on. Very impressive and still years from it's peak. 94/199.
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Re: 1966 Graham

Post by JacobH » 13:27 Thu 25 Mar 2010

Notably darker than the older wines in this tasting. On the palate, simply incredible complexity with a good amount of fruit to balance out its sweetness and maturity. Absolutely excellent.

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1966 Graham’s Vintage Port

Post by Andy Velebil » 05:18 Fri 30 Jul 2010

1966 Graham’s Vintage Port:
A very dark ruby with just a touch of pink at the edge. Still very youthful and fruit driven on the nose with some unmistakable amounts of chocolate also showing through. I couldn’t help but immediately notice how full bodied this was. Plenty of fruit, tannins, acidity, and structure to keep this going for at least several more decades. Even the finish was still very tannic with that signature dollop of cigar box (tobacco) showing up late. This also was quite sweet and considering it has a Bauméof 4.0 no wonder. It’s interesting to note Paul said 1966 wasn’t held in super high regard early on and this was originally considered a ‟Peasant vintage” in Portugal. All I got to say is the ‟peasants” sure must have drunk well when this was released. 96 Points

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