- Fonseca 1966
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Tasted as part of a vertical of 24 Graham's and Graham's Malvedos vintages at The RAF Club
, Piccadilly, London, on 22nd March 2010.
*Please note that the 2008 Cask Sample was donated to this tasting by the Symington family before the final blend was complete so this may not accurately represent what the 2008 Graham's or Graham's Malvedos will be, should either of these be approved and declared later in 2010.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn
- Cockburn 1900
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- Location: London
Alas I was unable to take a tasting note of this port.
- Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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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.
- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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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
- Fonseca Bin 27
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very, very sweet, too sweet for me but ok
Blue Stilton and Port - what else!
- Dow 1980
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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