1985 Graham

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DRT
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1985 Graham

Post by DRT » 18:13 Sun 08 Feb 2009

1985 Graham's - half bottle
A Wise man once told me you can never have enough Graham's 1985. He wasn't wrong.

Decanted from it's cute little half bottle with full-sized label at 16:00 today. A brother of this one. A huge plummy smell filled the room as I poured into the decanter. I have resisted tasting so far but will do so at around 21:00. There are no plans to see how it evolves beyond midnight :wink:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1985 Graham's - half bottle

Post by DRT » 20:15 Sun 08 Feb 2009

I lasted 3 hours and 10 minutes before giving in. Not very good when the objective was 5 hours :oops:

Thick and jammy in the mouth. The structure is fabulous and the different fruit flavours just keep coming. The only down side at this point is too much unintegrated spirit. The decanter has been given a good shaking and will now be left until 9pm, or as close to 9pm as I can manage :roll:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1985 Graham's - half bottle

Post by DRT » 00:51 Mon 09 Feb 2009

I have just poured the last glass from the decanter. This has been a beautiful little treat this evening. What a fabulous example of what VP should be. Yummy stuff with a long life ahead of it.

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

Ernest H. Cockburn

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