1979 Graham Malvedos

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DRT
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1979 Grahams Malvedos

Post by DRT » 22:05 Tue 06 May 2008

Opened on the same evening as Axel P opened this one.

A half bottle purchased from the Graham's lodge in VNG in April 08. Decanted through coffee filter. Very short cork. Lots of very thick, well formed crust.

On Decanting
Glorious bright red colour that is slightly browning with age. Fruity nose with a little heat. Quite a light mouthfeel for a Malvedos, perhaps it will grow muscles as the night goes on, but those lovely plummy Graham's flavours get me every time. Nice juice.

more later...
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by DRT » 23:49 Tue 06 May 2008

+2 Hours 24 Minutes
Noticeably darker than before. Thicker, but not a heavyweight. Lovely smooth texture with plums and chocolate. Some heat in the aftertaste but nothing more than a warm glow. Leaves the cheeks watering and a slightly dry tannic finish that wasn't evident on decanting.

Yummy stuff.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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