1988 Graham Malvedos

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DRT
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1988 Graham's Malvedos

Post by DRT » 02:30 Sun 21 Mar 2010

"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1988 Graham's Malvedos

Post by jdaw1 » 23:16 Mon 22 Mar 2010

Alas I was unable to take a tasting note of this port.

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Re: 1988 Graham's Malvedos

Post by JacobH » 13:03 Thu 25 Mar 2010

Quite dark. Perhaps a touch less spirited on the nose compared to the monumental ones from 1985-7. Touch of green stalks perhaps. Sweetness initially followed by a dryish after taste. Very nice and attractive.
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Re: 1988 Graham's Malvedos

Post by AHB » 21:57 Tue 30 Mar 2010

Ex-cellars. Deep red, solid centre which is just opaque. A spicy nose, very young and immature. Initially hollow, with some tannins in the wine but these are soft and almost hidden. Rich, dark cherry juice and black chocolate. Full and rich aftertaste, dominated by the dark chocolate and black cherries. Very young, very good and in need of a lot of time in the cellar. 87/100
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Re: 1988 Graham's Malvedos

Post by DrDirk » 21:26 Sat 24 Apr 2010

very, very sweet, too sweet for me but ok
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1988 Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos Vintage Port

Post by Andy Velebil » 05:14 Fri 30 Jul 2010

1988 Graham’s Malvedos Vintage Port:
Still retaining a nice dark ruby with a heavily perfumed nose. Lighter in body than the ’86 and ’87 with some spicy pepper and lots of cedar across the palate and into the finish. A nice Port that is drinking well at the moment yet still has probably another 10-15 years before it plateaus. 91 Points

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