1977 Graham

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RonnieRoots
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1977 Graham's Vintage Port

Post by RonnieRoots » 23:55 Fri 04 Jul 2008

Tasted at the July 2 1977 horizontal.

Quite light in colour with a brown streak. Sweet strawberry nose. Candied. A sweet and round mouthfeel, with some spices (nutmeg, cinnamon), sweet strawberries and raspberries. It gains body on the spicy and lovely (if slightly spirity) finish. This is drinking beautifully now. My guess: Niepoort (because of the strawberries). 91 points.

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Post by AHB » 22:25 Mon 28 Jul 2008

Pale colour, crystal clear in appearance but with a weakly coloured rim. Bubble gum candy nose, lots of candy floss, very sweet and inviting. Very sweet on entry with the tannins nicely in balance with some lovely secondary dates and tobacco. Sweetness everywhere in this wine. Lovely to hold in the mouth and enjoy the different layers this brings. Hollow initially on the aftertaste and doesn't really deliver anything once you swallow, pity. 86/100.
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Re: 1977 Graham's Vintage Port

Post by RonnieRoots » 07:42 Mon 27 Oct 2008

To make searching easier, I've copy/pasted LadyR's tasting notes of this port, as originally posted here:
Graham’s ‘77
Light in colour with hues of orange and pink. First impression on the nose and taste is ripe strawberries and candied sweets. Concentration of flavours and body is mainly on the finish, where it shows subtle tones of leather and tobacco with a nice spicy backbone. Overall, a very delicate, smooth, easy drinking port, without being simple and too sweet . One needs to put some effort to distinguish its different subtle layers, but will be rewarded.
91 pts

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