- 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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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.
- Fonseca 1963
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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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Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)
- Fonseca Bin 27
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very tanninic, closed, but a very long aftertaste. this port has to be tasted in some years.
Blue Stilton and Port - what else!
- Dow 1980
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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