1977 Graham

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SushiNorth
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1977 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.
Links: Review; 1960; 1963; 1966; 1970; 1977; 1980; 1983; 1985; 1991; 1994; Planning
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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 14:23 Sat 14 Feb 2009

Grahams 1977: translucent red fading to brown. Once Elys rightly declared that it smelt of ‟mint gum” all my other descriptors dropped out of the race. Nosing of mint gum. Tasting of mint and heat, with nothing behind it. Entirely drinkable basic port.

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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by RonnieRoots » 19:33 Sat 14 Feb 2009

I've had this port quite a few times, but never encountered this mint thingy. Odd.

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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by g-man » 00:19 Mon 16 Feb 2009

Foul, I cried!

I've had this many times before and was taken aback by the double mint gum nose.

Spicy and very minty, but with a watery mid palate that reminded me of asian pears.

Later on some red fruit started showing.

The finish starts off with birch, but ends very bitter.

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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by John Danza » 06:20 Mon 16 Feb 2009

I've had this wine many times and never encountered the minty notes nor the browning. Sounds like a bad bottle.
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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by SushiNorth » 17:55 Sat 21 Feb 2009

+9 Dark ruby, not clear. There's a rough nose with jeff identifying mint gum and steph finding pear. I find some chocolate in it, too. Tastes of fruits, and artificial bubblegum flavor, with a bit of mint on the side. it's too sweet, very simple, and rather weak. Unfortunately, it then has a long tail of the same.

+33 Hey there's fruit in that first sip! but... it's back to rough by the second.

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