1977 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1977 Graham

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by AHB » 15:02 Fri 29 Dec 2017

Mature red colour with a pink edge; 40% opaque. Nothing on the nose other than some harsh cranberry, but this is very faint. Light bodied entry but a delicious and fragrant mid-palate with lots of light fruit. Delicate candied cherry and tobacco on the palate. A lovely aftertaste full of typical Graham's Christmas Cake, but sweet and rather light. Lingering and lovely finish with a sweet jelly-bean finish. Too many gaps to show as a great port; perhaps this was under-decanted. 88/100. 19-Dec-17. Decanted 5 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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Dow 1980
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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by flash_uk » 18:07 Sat 30 Dec 2017

25% opacity, red brown. Soft, elegant nose, dusty strawberries. Elegant and refined in the mouth, nice balance, dusty strawberries again.

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