NV Graham Crusted 2002

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angeleyes
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2002 Graham's Crusted

Post by angeleyes » 22:18 Thu 25 Mar 2010

D+1.5 Herby nose. Sweet, not cloying, medium finish. Juicy acidity that might be approaching VA. Big tannins. Should be good for a few years but not the long term.

D+27 Nose not so strong and seems sweeter. Acidity has faded in favour of this sweetness.

D+72 Heat and tannin most prominent. Sweet. Little else, but still pretty good drinking. I'd say it's on par with a good ruby.
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Re: 2002 Graham's Crusted

Post by AHB » 22:17 Tue 30 Mar 2010

I would be a little disappointed with this result. In my mind, a crusted port should be better than an unfiltered LBV and certainly much better than a ruby. You are drinking a blend (and therefore the extra complexity brought by a blend) of years and lotes which just failed to make the vintage blend.

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Re: 2002 Graham's Crusted

Post by angeleyes » 12:18 Tue 20 Apr 2010

AHB wrote:Where did you buy the bottle?
It was on a Sainsbury's 25% deal. Yes, I thought it ought to much better bearing in mind the wines that make it up, though it had a rough tannic edge that needs a few years.
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