2008 Graham Malvedos

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2008 Graham Malvedos

Post by AHB » 00:14 Sat 09 Oct 2010

Ex-cellars. Impenetrable purple colour, opaque. Fabulous nose, full of violets and lavendar; still very grapey. Really attractive. Rich and ripe on the palate, full of incredibly sweet fruit with a streak of brutal acidity almost hidden behind the fruit. The tannins are difficult to find, being almost completely hidden by the fruit. Dry, and slightly empty, aftertaste but the finish is long and quiet, dominated by dry blackcurrant skins. Lovely port, very easy to drink now but with lots of potential for the future. 89/100. Drunk 26 September 2010.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 2008 Quinta dos Malvedos vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 17:42 Wed 20 Oct 2010

GM08: lavender and blue flowers (synesthesia acknowledged); mid-weight. Some heat. Tannins remarkably light.

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