- 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.
- Dow 1980
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Similar colour to the 1982, though perhaps a touch lighter. Very floral on the nose, certainly more elegant than the 1982. On tasting, it was immediately very attractive. Well balanced and elegant, although perhaps there was an ever-so-slight amount of astringency at the end of the aftertaste.
- Fonseca 1963
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Ex-cellars. Slightly lighter in colour than the 1982 shown alongside. Centre just transparent. A promising nose of dusty raspberries. Sweet and smooth entry; delicious sweet cherry and and raspberry fruit all over the palate. Soft and gentle tannins support a ripe acidity. Wonderful development in the mouth. Soft aftertaste, before the tannins grab the edge of the tongue and flavours linger over the palate. 89/100.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
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- Fonseca Bin 27
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I was wondering if his por was past its prime time. Brownish, nose nothing to concentrate on, an unbalanced body and no aftertaste
Blue Stilton and Port - what else!
- Dow 1980
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1984 Graham’s Malvedos Vintage Port:
Also quite dark, but a touch lighter than the ’82. Again, that tea leaf is prominent on the nose along with some flowers. A little lighter in body than the 1982, the fruit was simpler and with straight forward strawberries and only moderate tannins. A good bottle but it will be a much earlier maturing one compared to the 1982. 90 Points