1983 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Dow 1980
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1983 Graham

Post by flash_uk » 20:28 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: 1983 Graham

Post by flash_uk » 23:10 Fri 10 Mar 2017

60% opacity, rich red. Cherries on the nose. Sweet, tannins, smooth. Chocolate and cherrie. Very mild heat then a long aftertaste. Fine port! No points awarded, but this is absolutely fine stuff.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1983 Graham

Post by AHB » 22:05 Sun 16 Apr 2017

Deep red colour, quite youthful; 80% opaque. Youthful sweet cherry on the nose with a good dose of sweet lavender. Closed, youthful palate with lots of ripe tannins. The sweet cherry fruit comes through on the mid-palate; youthful but with the edges beautifully softened. Lovely fruit driven aftertaste that highlights the sweetness of the wine. This surprised with its youth. 91/100.
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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