1980 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Dow 1980
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1980 Graham

Post by flash_uk » 20:24 Thu 02 Mar 2017

We gathered to see how the ports of five major houses from the early 80s were faring.

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1980 Graham

Post by flash_uk » 23:05 Fri 10 Mar 2017

70% opacity, deep dark red. Rich red fruits on the nose. Rich, full, tannic, rounded. Great structure. Lovely red fruit, strawberries. My second favourite of the night.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1980 Graham

Post by AHB » 22:04 Sun 16 Apr 2017

Deep red with a rich appearance, 80% opaque. Modest nose showing some restrained fruit. Balanced entry, sweet and nicely rounded with modest fruit and lots of tannins. The fruit carries through to the mid-palate and develops some herbal nuances. Very pleasant aftertaste with herbaceous fruit and a lovely finish. This is nice port. 90/100.
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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