1983 Graham

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SushiNorth
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1983 Graham

Post by SushiNorth » 14:58 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: 1983 Graham

Post by SushiNorth » 20:23 Fri 13 Feb 2009

Opened by Port Garrotte (a first!) and decanted, only very fine sediment.
+0 medium red, like a rose, and very transparent. Vegetal taste in the nose and too much heat, with cherries and plums afterwards. In the mouth, nice long flavor that starts very vegetal (like a dark lettuce) and then proceeds into cherries, plums and licorice. The tail is very long, 30 seconds or so, with a continuation of fruit and lots of that licorice. Giving it a shake and hoping for the best.
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Re: 1983 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 22:20 Sat 14 Feb 2009

Graham’s 1983: mid red. No notes on the nose. To taste heat, light, somewhat astringent. Rightly likened to tea.

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Re: 1983 Graham

Post by g-man » 00:16 Mon 16 Feb 2009

Sweet cinnamon spice with strawberries on the nose.

Sweet reddish berries that turns acidic like into currants/raspberries.
Good weight on the palate with nicely integrated spirits, that finishes with a nice tobacco finish that lingers for 30+ seconds.

I like this and would say drink now.
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Re: 1983 Graham

Post by SushiNorth » 18:03 Sat 21 Feb 2009

+6 Dark ruby, semiclear. The nose is full of menthol, with some floral and chocolate hints. There's mint and licorice in the mouth, but too astringent. It's a medium length tail.

I thought this wine was a poor showing when i opened it, and while it improved by +6 and +8, it rapidly faded back to its rough undertones a day or so later. Jeff says "drink now," but I'd suggests holding it a while longer and seeing if it improves. 88.
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