1994 Graham

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1994 Graham vintage port

Post by AHB » 10:25 Wed 09 Sep 2009

Deep in colour, almost opaque and holding into the rim. Sharp on the nose, with a sour bramble and redcurrant apparent. Medium- to full-bodied; sweet and full of cherry fruit. The tannins are soft, but lurk behind the fruit and plentiful structural acidity. The aftertaste is terrific, with a long and lingering finish, dominated by bitter nutskins and dark chocolate. A stunning wine, which will improve with more time. 94/100. Drunk 8 September 2009.
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KillerB
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1994 Graham vintage port

Post by KillerB » 15:57 Wed 09 Sep 2009

Shared a bottle of this with g-man and g-woman in New York last year. Lovely Port and many many years away from best but still surprisingly drinkable.
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Michael M.
Quinta do Noval LBV
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Re: 1994 Graham vintage port

Post by Michael M. » 17:59 Wed 09 Sep 2009

Thanks for the note, Alex. Good to know it shows that promising. Recently I purchased 6 bottles.
Michael
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Graham’s 1948
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Re: 1994 Graham vintage port

Post by DRT » 22:48 Wed 09 Sep 2009

Fresh, fruity nose. Very thick and chewy texture with masses of black fruits and anicede. Slight biterness in the finish, which I thought was rather "clipped" with the fruit fading very quickly but with sweetness continuing to make the cheeks water for a long time. Strange but obviously a great wine with a long life ahead, although surprisingly approachable now.
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Re: 1994 Graham vintage port

Post by Zelandakh » 23:26 Fri 11 Sep 2009

Unexpectedly light for a good un. Quite spirity on the nose I felt. Slight flat opening though that could have been the outdoor tasting. Good long finish with a smooth heat and flavour of nut skins. Rather delightful. 92/100 and the top 94 in a good quality horizontal. Got a good chance of being long lived.
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