1985 Graham

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Axel P
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1985 Grahams VP

Post by Axel P » 08:33 Wed 13 Feb 2008

The Grahams 85 VP is my winner in this generally declared year. I have had this wine very often, but mostly could not resist finishing it prior to its optimum decanting time of at least 4 hours. This wine looks fairly young for its 23 years of age. Slight bottle stink, this wine appears to be not integrated. I put my glass aside for a couple of hours but it did not disappear. I have better memories when thinking about it. Let’s try again.
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Is G85 particularly susceptible to bottle stink?

Post by jdaw1 » 15:39 Wed 13 Feb 2008

Is G85 particularly susceptible to bottle stink?
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=7900#7900]Here[/url], in a TN about Graham’s 1985, jdaw1 wrote:On the second day the Graham was still horrible. Whatever was hiding behind the bottle stink was too well hidden for me. Foul—and a great shame, as I have had several excellent G85s.


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Post by Axel P » 16:53 Wed 13 Feb 2008

I dont think so. I had this wine at least 6 times last year and all were perfect - except that I couldnt wait for the optimum decanting time...

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AHB is having a Graham 1985 tonight,

Post by jdaw1 » 05:45 Thu 14 Feb 2008

AHB is having a Graham 1985 tonight, which apparently is a good bottle. Good.

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