1985 Graham

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DRT
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1985 Graham

Post by DRT » 02:28 Sun 21 Mar 2010

"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by AHB » 13:52 Tue 23 Mar 2010

Rich and attractive red colour with an easily transparent centre. The nose developed a perfumed strawberry sweetness over the course of the evening. Sweet and smooth entry with a lovely balance in the mouth before the tannins took hold. Full bodied and complex in the mouth. Warm, sweet and attractive aftertaste that lasts a huge amount of time. Great port, in need of more time in the cellar. One to revisit in 5 years. 91/100.
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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by JacobH » 13:13 Thu 25 Mar 2010

A measure darker than the 1984. Extremely pleasant initial taste, with the sweetness that so characterises Grahams. It is a reflection of the strength of the 80s Malvedos that there wasn't a noticeable jump in quality between this and those Malvedos that surrounded it (unlike with the 1970 and 1966).
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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by DrDirk » 21:31 Sat 24 Apr 2010

a very decent bottle of Grahams 85, easily drunk between all these Malvedos. You need a lot of water to drink this one, but it makes fun.
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1985 Graham’s Vintage Port

Post by Andy Velebil » 05:15 Fri 30 Jul 2010

1985 Graham’s Vintage Port:
A nice purple with some tight dark berries on the nose. Rich and dense this is full bodied from front to back. Again that trademark cedar shows late on the finish. A bottle still in its infancy so if you have them put them away. 94 points

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