2003 Graham

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AHB
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2003 Graham

Post by AHB » 13:57 Tue 23 Mar 2010

Very dark, deep red and absolutely opaque. Still showing blueberries all over the nose, with hints of other things. Fresh violets mixed in with dry blackcurrant skins dominate the initial impressions before the tannins grab hold; delicious fat fruit dominating over a lovely acidity. Sweet blueberry aftertaste with dry tannins holding the cheeks. Potentially a great wine with another 20-30 years in the cellar. 92/100.
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Re: 2003 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 08:12 Wed 24 Mar 2010

AHB wrote:another 20-20 years in the cellar.
Delightful phrasing: commendation.

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Re: 2003 Graham

Post by JacobH » 12:27 Thu 25 Mar 2010

Extremely dark purple. On the nose, the grapyness of a very young Port was immediately apparent. Enormous amounts of fruit but at this stage in its life and by this point in the tasting, I found it impossible to access.
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Re: 2003 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 11:36 Sat 03 Apr 2010

The King James Bible, Peter I 4:8, wrote:And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
A kindly soul posted me a sample of G03 (and GM68 and GM01), which was tasted yesterday, 2nd April, eleven days after being decanted.

Graham’s 2003: 92% opaque, so a hint more than the ’01. More closed, but richer. Some prune, but other tannic sweetness clearly present and preventing the prune overwhelming. Needs lots more time. Lots.

Reminded me of a Vesuvio.

Thank you kindly soul.

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