1994 Graham

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SushiNorth
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1994 Graham

Post by SushiNorth » 14:59 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: 1994 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 15:52 Fri 13 Feb 2009

Graham’s 1994: decanted 9:45am. At D+0 back-purple, but not maximum opacity say 75%ile. Very closed nose, making me pleased with the decision to decant early. To taste initial astringent tannins, then sweetness and good length. Will be better later today.

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Re: 1994 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 22:25 Sat 14 Feb 2009

Graham’s 1994: too young, showing strong tannin. And lighter than it should have been. I had expected a powerhouse of a wine, but this was mid-weight at best. Is there a risk that 1994 fails to deliver on its promises?

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Re: 1994 Graham

Post by RonnieRoots » 07:38 Sun 15 Feb 2009

I had a similar experience 3 or 4 years ago. Tasted this port blind, and guessed it to be either from a not so good vintage or a good LBV. :roll: :oops:

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Re: 1994 Graham

Post by g-man » 00:13 Mon 16 Feb 2009

Nose of freshly ground black pepper with black currant fruits.

Definite black pepper on the attack, one can totally taste the youth.

Olives, black/blue berries but only a medium weight wine, with a raisiny after taste that lasts for 30 seconds.

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Re: 1994 Graham

Post by g-man » 01:57 Tue 17 Feb 2009

I took the bottle home,

tried some tonight 40 hours later.

Wow what a difference. Heavy uncouth thick, rich dark black peppered blue berries with a hint of black licorice in the back. This is a monster of a port.

What the hell happened at our tasting?!?!

I'm still enjoying the sip of this wine. I forgot to mention a beautiful dark chocolate finish of 45 seconds.

I would say 40 hours of decant is perfect for this port
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Re: 1994 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 02:20 Tue 17 Feb 2009

Moral: decant G94 like a D85.

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Re: 1994 Graham

Post by g-man » 02:51 Tue 17 Feb 2009

jdaw1 wrote:Moral: decant G94 like a D85.
whole heartedly agree!
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Re: 1994 Graham

Post by mosesbotbol » 14:36 Tue 17 Feb 2009

g-man wrote:I took the bottle home,

tried some tonight 40 hours later.

Wow what a difference. Heavy uncouth thick, rich dark black peppered blue berries with a hint of black licorice in the back. This is a monster of a port.

What the hell happened at our tasting?!?!

I'm still enjoying the sip of this wine. I forgot to mention a beautiful dark chocolate finish of 45 seconds.

I would say 40 hours of decant is perfect for this port
bar steward... :evil:

That is what I was expecting from this vintage. Must be in a weird phase for this bottle. At least the promise is there of what should be expected.
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Re: 1994 Graham

Post by SushiNorth » 18:12 Sat 21 Feb 2009

+9 Translucent, semi clear and the color of Garnet. There's caramel and cherry in the nose, a cola sort of flavor (thanks steph). That cola continues in the mouth, with caramel, anise, more tannins coming in. Does that make it flat cherry cola? It's a bit light in the tail. There's enough intensity for a good future, but it's going to take time to work out these odd flavors. 87
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