1985 Graham

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1985 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 15:28 Mon 22 Mar 2010

Part of The Graham’s Vertical, held 22nd March 2010.

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Re: 1985 Graham’s

Post by jdaw1 » 16:08 Mon 22 Mar 2010

Decanted at 15:30, the cork emerging cleanly. Vertically branded ‟GRAHAM’S 1985 VINTAGE”, with newlines between the words. Nosing of red fruit, a little high-toned: is that a trace if eucalyptus? Very soft and unctuous, very sweet, alas a little thinner than the best G85s. Red cherry, and maybe a little raspberry.

SCP-DFF: nosing of cherries, maybe like a tiny bit of eucalyptus, but also fennel or aniseed. (JDAW: aniseed yes.) To taste something nutty about it.

More later in both senses.

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Re: 1985 Graham’s

Post by jdaw1 » 20:16 Mon 22 Mar 2010

At D+4hr, still very minty to taste, still thin even watery, still lacking Graham’s richness. An unsatisfactory bottle, methinks. If I recall correctly the annexe tasting was allowed a Graham’s 1985: hopefully that one will be better.

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Re: 1985 Graham’s

Post by jdaw1 » 00:39 Tue 23 Mar 2010

At D+8hr, still thin, and perhaps fading. The mint still very clear, though continuing until later in the palate than before. There has also appeared a slight vegetable note.

I have had many excellent bottles of G85, of which this is not one.

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