- Fonseca 1966
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Tasted as part of a vertical of 24 Graham's and Graham's Malvedos vintages at The RAF Club
, Piccadilly, London, on 22nd March 2010.
*Please note that the 2008 Cask Sample was donated to this tasting by the Symington family before the final blend was complete so this may not accurately represent what the 2008 Graham's or Graham's Malvedos will be, should either of these be approved and declared later in 2010.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn
- Cockburn 1900
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Alas I was unable to take a tasting note of this port.
- Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Same colour as the 1978 but with more raisens and a touch of pine or varnish on the nose. In the mouth, I found it a touch astringent and therefore a tiny bit disappointing.
- Fonseca 1963
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From ½ bottle. Pale colour, burnt sienna in tone and with a pale orange rim. Burnt raisins on the nose, stewed and a little unattractive. Sweet stewed and spoiled - probably heat damaged. Pleasant aftertaste, sweet and bitter at the same time. The other half bottle (which was the one tasted by Jacob) was reported to be in much better condition. NR.
- Dow 1980
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1979 Graham’s Malvedos Vintage Port:
From two separate 375ml bottles. A light ruby that showed a bit advanced for its age. The nose on this smelled very pruny and almost sickly sweet stewed fruit. The palate also had lots of stewed fruit on a thin and hot body. This wasn’t pleasant at all and I scored it 81 points. However, the second bottle was quite different with its strong tannins, cherries, licorice, and menthol. 86 Points