1977 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1977 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 16:31 Sun 29 Jan 2017

1977 Graham (Tappit Hen)
An oversize crowd—possible because the bottles were all Magnums and Tappit Hens—gathered on Wednesday 1st February 2017 at the Boot and Flogger, to taste these large-format 1977s.

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1977 Graham (Tappit Hen)

Post by flash_uk » 12:23 Thu 02 Mar 2017

60% opacity, dark red, orange brown rim. Sweet nose, sugared sherbet. Sweet entry, fruit, strawberries. Very sugared, lacking acidity.

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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by AHB » 20:47 Sun 02 Apr 2017

The Tappit Hen acquired ex-cellars in 2014, originally intended to be used for Dirk Niepoort's 50th birthday party. Burnished red in colour with a rose rim, 60% opaque. Little on the nose other than some fresh dock leaf. Smooth entry with dusty tannins giving balance to the sweet fruit, which is fresh and delicious. There is some heat on the aftertaste, which precedes a long and flavoursome finish. This is a very fine port which is still very youthful in this format and which will hold for many more years yet. 92/100. Decanted 4 hours.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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