NV Graham 20YO Tawny (Bottled 2016)

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NV Graham 20YO Tawny (Bottled 2016)

Post by AHB » 22:23 Tue 03 Jan 2017

The bottling date appears in very faint type at the bottom of the front label, so faint I might think that the printing press was running out of ink...

Dark butterscotch in colour, 40% opaque. Warm on the nose, bringing pralines and apricots that smell as fresh as a new spring day. Soft on the palate, rounded apricots and dried figs. Lots of liquid honey on the late palate wrapped around the apricots. This is delicious, subtle and complex yet with a wonderful freshness and balance. Honey on the aftertaste, then a wave of dryness before giving way to a wonderful melange of honey and slightly burnt toast. Very fine. 90/100. Drunk 15-Nov-16. Decanted 3 hours.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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