1987 Graham Malvedos

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1987 Graham's Malvedos

Post by DRT » 02:29 Sun 21 Mar 2010

"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Re: 1987 Graham's Malvedos

Post by jdaw1 » 23:16 Mon 22 Mar 2010

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

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Re: 1987 Graham's Malvedos

Post by JacobH » 13:06 Thu 25 Mar 2010

Extremely dark. Huge nose, full of fruit. Spectacularly sweet initially followed by a long, slightly dry, aftertaste perhaps fading into a touch of bitterness. This is one of my favourite Ports so there is no way I could objectively access it, but I think it probably just about outperformed the 1986 and 1985 as the best of the young Ports.

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Re: 1987 Graham's Malvedos

Post by AHB » 21:58 Tue 30 Mar 2010

Solid red colour, centre just opaque. Slightly woody on the nose, some harshness and holloness. Pleasant texture; smooth and with gentle tannins on the edge of the tongue and teeth. Plenty of fruit on the palate - which just keeps growing in volume. The aftertaste takes a long time to come through before a soft and lingering finish of decent duration. 88/100.
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Re: 1987 Graham's Malvedos

Post by DrDirk » 21:27 Sat 24 Apr 2010

very tanninic, closed, but a very long aftertaste. this port has to be tasted in some years.
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1987 Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos Vintage Port

Post by Andy Velebil » 05:15 Fri 30 Jul 2010

1987 Graham’s Malvedos Vintage Port:
Sill a very deep purple and not showing any signs it’s almost 23 years old. Another sweeter vintage at 3.9 Baumé. Wow, again so young it’s amazing! Big dark cherries and pepper are offset by the large chewy tannins. Again that cedar pops up on the very long finish. This is another stunning Port and adds to my theory that 1987 should have been a declared year. This is only just a little less complex than the 1986, but that’s splitting some fine hairs. 95 Points

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