1970 Graham

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jdaw1
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1970 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 22:14 Tue 22 Nov 2016

A few of us gathered in the B&F to do the obvious, sighted. Perhaps a photograph of the glasses will be used on the cover of The Book.

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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 20:24 Sat 26 Nov 2016

G70, Wine Society bottling, with the ghastly lurid red Paisley-esque pattern used by the IECWS for the 1970 vintage only. Perfect to behold: glorious red, 50% opacity. Palate starts big and sweet. Also big at the ending. But the mid-palate slightly hollow. Lovely, but not quite as full and lovely as DRT’s stash of G70.

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Graham’s 1948
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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by DRT » 10:16 Sun 27 Nov 2016

jdaw1 wrote:G70, Wine Society bottling, with the ghastly lurid red Paisley-esque pattern used by the IECWS for the 1970 vintage only. Perfect to behold: glorious red, 50% opacity. Palate starts big and sweet. Also big at the ending. But the mid-palate slightly hollow. Lovely, but not quite as full and lovely as DRT’s stash of G70.
A stash (bottled by Harvey's of Bristol) that has diminished to only two bottles :(
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by PhilW » 13:13 Wed 30 Nov 2016

Deep clear red in colour; palate smooth and sweet, full with red cherries. Lovely port.
Rating: vg

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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by AHB » 08:07 Wed 04 Jan 2017

Wine Society bottling. Lovely mature colour, 60% opaque. Spicy and lively nose, hints of sweet red jellied fruit but something unpleasant and dirty on the palate - really quite unpleasant. Hints from the taste of what could be, but certainly not a pleasant set of flavours. There is some fragrance on the aftertaste with milk chocolate and raisins on the aniseed balls finish. Not rated. Decanted 7 hours
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