1955 Graham

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Cockburn 1900
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1955 Graham

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Re: 1955 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 21:01 Sun 09 Apr 2017

G55. Red, 40% opaque. Lots of heat and sugar. Slightly simple, but very very long.

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Re: 1955 Graham

Post by flash_uk » 15:44 Mon 10 Apr 2017

25% opacity, mature red, brown-amber rim. Sweetness on the nose. Great structure, sweetness, oranges/marmalade. Syrupy, very gentle acidity in the finish and a massive aftertaste.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1955 Graham

Post by AHB » 15:26 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Unknown UK bottler. Lovely brick red colour, 50% opaque. Empty on the nose showing absolutely nothing! Nice texture on entry, but not as thick as the others from this vintage. Rather hollow and lacking in flavour, surprisingly devoid of fruit. A lot of work brings out some sweetness and a nice offsetting acidity, but the palate is thoroughly lacking in fruit. Sweet aftertaste with green woody hints on the slightly burnt caramel finish. This is lacking on the nose and the palate and is not what I would hope to experience from a good bottle of Graham 1955, but the very respectable finish saved the wine from complete ignominy. 89/100. Drunk 06-Apr-17. Decanted 3 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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