1968 Graham Malvedos

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uncle tom
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1968 Malvedos

Post by uncle tom » 17:33 Sun 20 Apr 2008

Fresh out of Derek's car on Friday, so not stood up at all before decanting.

Despite that, the wine was decanted with only a modest haze.

I don't think I've ever tackled a '68 before - none that I can recall, anyway.

Writers such as Broadbent and Mayson are pretty dismissive of the vintage, so I've had it marked down as a 'don't bother unless it's really cheap' vintage.

This bottle however, had good colour and showed few signs of being over the hill. At first encounter, the wine seemed a bit short and lacking in complexity, but later (and the following day) it was much more approachable.

Respectable, if not one to lay down for the future.

Score 6-4

Tom
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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