1960 Graham

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SushiNorth
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1960 Graham

Post by SushiNorth » 15:01 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: 1960 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 13:57 Sat 14 Feb 2009

Graham’s 1960: mostly red, though starting to orange. Initially the nose was weak and hot, with the taste being very hot and sugary. But it improved through the evening, raspberry appearing in the nose, and the mouth-feel becoming softer and more unctuous. Still hot though.

Some people loved this port. I thought it it far past its prime.

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Re: 1960 Graham

Post by g-man » 00:23 Mon 16 Feb 2009

Smoky red berries with a slight VA hint but blows off.

Light birch with a coffee and caramel tastes that sneaks up with soft candied red cherries.
A soft sweet finish that lingers but would be lost if a heavier port were in this room.

The finesse reminds me of a fonseca. Julian can insult me with this any day.

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Re: 1960 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 01:19 Mon 16 Feb 2009

And your father smells of elderberries.

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Re: 1960 Graham

Post by g-man » 03:59 Mon 16 Feb 2009

jdaw1 wrote:And your father smells of elderberries.

well your mother was a hamster
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Re: 1960 Graham

Post by SushiNorth » 16:51 Sat 21 Feb 2009

+9 extensive bricking, and a tawny color (per jdaw's comment), very translucent. The nose has a lot of heat, a light cherry aroma and some leather. There was a comment it smelled like walking through a rotting orchard, to which I can only say "maybe a tad." It's smooth in the mouth, with lots of strawberry and chocolate flavors. I remarked it's a bit like candy, followed by a long tail. The bottle is definitely fading. 93.
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Re: 1960 Graham

Post by JohninNYC » 06:11 Tue 24 Feb 2009

I got some mintiness, orange peel, wild raspberry, spice, and some marzipan.
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