1980 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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DRT
Graham’s 1948
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Post by DRT » 10:30 Tue 20 May 2008

Last edited by DRT on 23:12 Thu 29 May 2008, edited 1 time in total.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by jdaw1 » 09:37 Fri 23 May 2008

Decanter #1: Dark colour, as dark as the Smith Woodhouse and the Warre. Tangy nose, plummy fruit. Actually nosing of an under-ripe crisp plum. To taste the same fruit as the nose, some heat, and chewy. Needs another 5+ years in the cellar.

My best guess was Taylor, though neither this nor Graham nor Dow would have surprised me.

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Post by DRT » 22:33 Thu 29 May 2008

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=15066#15066][b]Here[/b][/url] AHB wrote:

Graham 1980
Deep red, glowing colour with a centre that is just transparent. Nose is closed with some tones of orange over the heat. Hollow entry that thickens in the middle. Terrific mid-palate with lots of development and more and more oranges coming through. Length is good, but slightly short for perfection. Spicy start to the aftertaste, but this fades quickly. May be better with more time in the glass or decanter. 88/100.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by uncle tom » 12:22 Tue 03 Jun 2008

My note:

A good crisp wine, which I noted as being not fully mature. Excellent future, but for the here and now, it only managed fourth place in my line-up.

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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