- Fonseca 1966
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- Location: Chesterfield, UK
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.
- Fonseca 1963
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- Location: Berkshire, UK
Young, opaque and with a vivid purple rim. Blackcurrants spring out of the glass. Aggressive acidic / tannic entry, with the powerful tannins dominating the fruit. The aftertaste is tannic and grippy - there is fruit in the aftertaste, but the tannins are all powerful. Interesting and potentially very impressive. 86/100 for drinking today.
- Fonseca Bin 27
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- Location: Pfalz
I can not say anthing to this port: it was just a wrong time point to open this and try to judge it.
Blue Stilton and Port - what else!
- Dow 1980
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- Location: Los Angeles, Ca USA
2006 Graham’s Malvedos Vintage Port:
Another ‟Squid Ink” colored Port with lots of tanky notes on the nose, this is one beast of a wine. Full throttle blackberries, chocolate and a wall of tannins are amazing. But the amount of complexity on the palate is where this really shined for such a young Port. Many people have written off 2006 as being not a good year, they obviously haven’t tasted this little gem. While I put a range in, my notes state ‟More to 94 than 92.”