1955 Graham

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1955 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 18:01 Sun 10 Oct 2010

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=37949#p37949]Here[/url], at 12:35 on Sun 10 Oct 2010, uncle tom wrote:The Taylor, Sandeman, Graham, Offley, Dow & Cockburn have just been selected and stood up..

..all nicely cellared bottles with good levels.. :P

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Re: 1955 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 08:37 Thu 14 Oct 2010

G55: Dark red, 40% opacity. Some sweet fruit in the nose. Hot. Lots of faded red fruit. Very sweet, but the sugar wonderfully melded into the whole. Lovely.

In the first flight competition (Ad, BPFHB, C, D, Fr, F, GB, and G) scoring 41 points, the first place unanimity being broken only by RLC’s second-placement. The Gold Medal of this flight, and, again nearly unanimously, of the evening as a whole.

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Graham’s 1948
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Re: 1955 Graham

Post by DRT » 15:50 Thu 14 Oct 2010

My note says: "Still youthful. Lots of fruit on the palate. Best of the flight. Spectacular."

I liked this a lot.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1955 Graham

Post by AHB » 08:33 Sun 17 Oct 2010

Deep colour, dark red, 60% opaque. Lovely on the nose, full of warm fruitcake and black licorice. Balanced, gorgeous impact. Perfect acidity, a very slight hint of tannin and masses of fruit. A great aftertaste, big and mouthfilling with lots of deep, dark orange flavours on the finish. My wine of the night at this tasting. 94/100.
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Re: 1955 Graham

Post by Chris Doty » 10:35 Sun 17 Oct 2010

A most obvious port of the night. This was really the only truly complete wine of the evening. Very smooth, elegant, and full in the mouth, with still enough fruit left to add a feeling of opulence which was sorely lacking in the other wines. No rough edges, and while this doesn't have some of the racy verve of more recent stellar bottles (70 Warre, 94 Vesuvio, 85 Fonseca, etc), it is a lovely wine. 91 points

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Re: 1955 Graham

Post by Glenn E. » 22:56 Fri 31 Dec 2010

Color: Darkish... possibly 4th darkest overall. Nice deep red.
Nose: A bit of a weird note - something like pickled/brandied fruits?
Palate: Nice tannins. Good fruit. A bit of a sour note, but that adds some depth.
Finish: Just okay, but intriguing. Makes you want more.

Score: 92 points. My #1 of the night. Also concensus #1 of the night.
Glenn Elliott

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