1970 Graham

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SushiNorth
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1970 Graham

Post by SushiNorth » 14:57 Fri 13 Feb 2009

Tasted at a vertical of drinkable Graham's Vintage Ports from the past 50 years, held on the ever auspicious Friday the Thirteenth (February 2009) and hosted graciously by jfacciol.
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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 21:50 Fri 13 Feb 2009

Graham’s 1970: decanted 15:40. Opacity 40%ile, but a lovely dark red hue, and very saturated. Nice looking. Bit closed on the nose. Initially heat, sweetness, red fruit (not black!), then strong length. Will improve over the next few hours.

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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 14:12 Sat 14 Feb 2009

Graham’s 1970: full lovely red, deep and wonderful. But the nose rather closed, an the taste also below ideal. Thinner than expected, good sticky length in the mouth but not throat, very sweet with red fruit including strawberry.

Good port, but it should have been great and wasn’t.

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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by g-man » 16:57 Mon 16 Feb 2009

I had strawberries or light raspberries on teh nose.

This was a bit thin on the palate, bright cherries and raspberries were sweet but thin. The acidity wasn't balanced by the body.

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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by SushiNorth » 17:51 Sat 21 Feb 2009

+4 Purply-red, and not clear at all. There's nothing in the nose at first. It smells light and balanced, but the flavors are all hiding. This opens with a big black-pepper taste, but transforms midway into cherries with a bit of acidity. From there, it falls off fast, leaving a moderate length tail (15 sec) full of heat but not flavor. 90.
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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by JohninNYC » 06:14 Tue 24 Feb 2009

I got blueberry, black cherry, some oak, and milk chocolate.
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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by mosesbotbol » 14:03 Tue 24 Feb 2009

Not the best showing for '70 Graham that night
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