1979 Graham Malvedos

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Axel P
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1979 Grahams Malvedos

Post by Axel P » 21:38 Tue 06 May 2008

Out of a half bottle.

A very seducive red colour with some brown hints, this wine cannot hide its age. As Grahams bottled their VP in fairly transparent green bottles the hughe ammount of sediment is visible. Good concentration and structure.

Directely after opening the wine showed a fruity bouquet, which kind of closed afte about 30 minutes breathing. It then became more spicy and initially reminded me of the Taylors 80, that I had with AHB a long time ago.

Now (after 4 hrs) it passed this phase as well and appears to be a very nice, totally integrated VP. Nice fruity hints with some chocolate somewhere back.

Do not miss!

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Post by DRT » 21:43 Tue 06 May 2008

Axel,

Your recommendation was too good to resist so I have just opened one of these myself 88)

Precisely the same colour, sediment and nose as you describe above. The colour is glorious - very bright. A typical mature Graham's plummy taste but slightly lighter mouthfeel than I would normally associate with a Malvedos. Perhaps it will put on weight as the hours go by.

Nice stuff :wink:

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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