1996 Graham Malvedos

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1996 Graham's Malvedos VP

Post by DRT » 21:34 Mon 03 Mar 2008

Purchased from Sainsbury's at £11.50 per bottle on 2 March 08

On Decanting
Decanted cleanly of very little fine sediment. Very dary purple/red clour. Big, plummy fruit bomb nose. Nice weight and very smooth. Masses of dark fruit then quite dry and tannic. A decent finish with a little minty tingle on the tip of the tongue. A promising start.

+2 Hours
A little spirit and pepper on the nose now. Smooth and chocolatey and still very dry and tannic in the finish, which now has some heat. Still a very nice port but showing signs that it hasn't quite come together yet.

+24 Hours
Same peppry nose as last night but now showing some cherry. Still very smooth but the tannin just kills everything else until well into the finish. A pleasant glass of port but will be much, much better in 5 to 10 years.

Score: 6-8

I happened to have a bottle of this in the cellar already so still have a 6-pack to send off to storage until it grows up a bit 88)


+48 Hoursyummy. Best yet :smile:
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Re: 1996 Graham's Malvedos VP

Post by AHB » 08:49 Tue 04 Mar 2008

Derek T. wrote:...Very dary purple/red clour...
I know that I am terrible at typing too fast and not thoroughly checking my posts for spelling mistakes and normally that would prevent me from picking on the spelling mistakes of others, but these two did make me laugh.

I don't think I've ever before seen a description of a port using these two adjectives. It reminds me of the Jabberwock poem, "Twas brillig and the slithy toves, did gyre and gimble in the wade. The port was dary and red clour, the bouqs were fine and nicely grave..."

I could go on, but you all have lives to live.
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Post by Conky » 15:13 Tue 04 Mar 2008

He's just rubbing our noses in it!

Finds a half price offer. Sets us all off around the Country for similar bottles that dont exist. Then quickly Posts his triumphant Tasting Note....while clearly showing he's very drunk on the headiness of it all! :evil:

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Post by DRT » 16:18 Tue 04 Mar 2008

Conky wrote:Sets us all off around the Country for similar bottles that dont exist.
Did you actually move from the couch, Mr C? The last message I got from you seemed to suggest that it was all too much effort to go looking :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:

...but, yes, I have to admit feeling slightly smug as I posted :twisted:

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Post by Conky » 16:35 Tue 04 Mar 2008

Derek 'Bag A Deal' Turnbull. wrote: Did you actually move from the couch, Mr C?
It's the thought that counts... :D

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Post by DRT » 20:34 Tue 04 Mar 2008

TN updated above with note at 24 hours plus a score.

Derek
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