NV Graham 40YO Tawny

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NV Graham 40YO Tawny

Post by AHB » 22:03 Sun 29 Oct 2017

Drunk at a lunch at Vinum after a tour of the new Graham's Lodge visitors centre. Ex-cellars; bottled 2016. Burnished amber, a lovely deep orange colour; 30% opaque. Attractive honeyed nose with a touch of lime and a nice floral complexity. Burnt rhubarb dominates the entry and match the burnt sugar tones that show on the early and mid-palate. The impression is one of a port which is quite sweet but is balanced by the smokey acidity. Big on the aftertaste with lots of heat and hints of tannins. Slightly granular on the finish of sour grapefruit sweetened by crunchy brown sugar. Delicious drinking. 93/100. 20-Jun-17.
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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