- 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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Alas I was unable to take a tasting note of this port.
- Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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I was obviously struggling at this stage. My note simply said "very nice".
- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Ex-cellars. Opaque, deep red and an impenetrable centre. Hot and spicy on the nose, youthfully exuberant and still showing blackcurrants. Soft texture in the mouth, fruit forward; sweet and ripe but with good tannic grip. Delicious on the palate. Good fruity aftertaste, with sweet blackcurrants dominating. Impressive. 87/100.
- Fonseca Bin 27
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I did not know if this port is only in a bad phase or it is as it is: so it was one you will not discuss afterwards
Blue Stilton and Port - what else!
- Dow 1980
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1996 Graham’s Malvedos Vintage Port:
A deep purple color and a tight nose that didn’t give up much. The tannins were rough and it didn’t help that the fruit was also not giving up much on the palate. I think this is in an awkward place at the moment, yet later in the evening it showed good promise for the future. Let this sleep for a while longer until it comes out of this phase it’s in. Of note, there were 487 pipes produced at Malvedos this vintage. The highest amount ever produced. 93 Points