1996 Graham Malvedos

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1996 Graham's Malvedos

Post by DRT » 22:25 Mon 30 Jun 2008

Emergency decant.

+30 mins
Lovely soft cherry nose. Thick and chewy with bags of tannin and a little heat. Predominant tastes are plums and anicede. This will be much better when it opens up in a few years.

Half of the bottle went straight in the fridge for proper decanting tomorrow or later this week.

This is very nice port and an absolute steal at the £11.50 I paid for it :D

Derek
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Re: 1996 Graham's Malvedos

Post by JacobH » 22:40 Mon 30 Jun 2008

DRT wrote: This is very nice port and an absolute steal at the £11.50 I paid for it :D
Oddbins are now selling this for almost £30 a bottle :shock:

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Re: 1996 Graham's Malvedos

Post by DRT » 22:42 Mon 30 Jun 2008

JacobH wrote:
DRT wrote: This is very nice port and an absolute steal at the £11.50 I paid for it :D
Oddbins are now selling this for almost £30 a bottle :shock:
My local Sainsbury Manager took a rush of blood to the head a few months ago and sold it at 50% off with an extra 5% off if you bought more than 6 :lol: :lol:
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Re: 1996 Graham's Malvedos

Post by JacobH » 23:03 Mon 30 Jun 2008

DRT wrote:My local Sainsbury Manager took a rush of blood to the head a few months ago and sold it at 50% off with an extra 5% off if you bought more than 6 :lol: :lol:
:!: :?: :!:

Considering that the Graham LBV was the only non-Ruby Port available in my local Sainsbury’s, I think I need to move out of the East End.

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Re: 1996 Graham's Malvedos

Post by DRT » 23:12 Mon 30 Jun 2008

JacobH wrote:
DRT wrote:My local Sainsbury Manager took a rush of blood to the head a few months ago and sold it at 50% off with an extra 5% off if you bought more than 6 :lol: :lol:
:!: :?: :!:

Considering that the Graham LBV was the only non-Ruby Port available in my local Sainsbury’s, I think I need to move out of the East End.
Don't they sell cheap VP in the market in Albert Square? :lol:
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Re: 1996 Graham's Malvedos

Post by JacobH » 23:14 Mon 30 Jun 2008

DRT wrote:Don't they sell cheap VP in the market in Albert Square? :lol:
Yes: it comes pre-mixed with the lemon :)

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Post by DRT » 23:15 Mon 30 Jun 2008

Mixing this juice with J.D. Gross Kul Kul Edelcacao 78% chocolate brings out so much cherry truffle it's hard to stop!! :D
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Post by Andy Velebil » 03:29 Tue 01 Jul 2008

Derek I guess the no Port thing didn't happen :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by DRT » 00:10 Mon 07 Jul 2008

A full 6 days after opening I have just uncorked the half bottle that was placed in the fridge immediately after decanting. I have let warm up for 30 minutes or so since removing it from the fridge.

+6 Days (refridgerated)
Cherry on the nose. Lovely dark plummy fruit in the mouth. The tannins are much softer than I recall from last week but it still has a very dry finish. A very good weight and a wine to be enjoyed for many years to come.

For all the bargain hunters out there in the UK this is one to watch in Sainsburys. It often sells at a considerable discount, particularly around Christmas and when you see it with a chunk of money off you should buy all you can afford and stick some away somewhere to let it mature.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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