1970 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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JacobH
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1970 Graham VP

Post by JacobH » 18:08 Tue 16 Nov 2010

Tasted at a Decanter organised tasting called A Half Century of Superlative Port at the Landmark Hotel, London, on the 14th November 2010 with Johnny and Paul Symington.

Tasting Notes:
Graham 1955
Warre 1960
Graham 1963
Dow 1966
Graham 1970
Dow 1980
Graham 1994
Warre 1997
Dow 2000
Graham 2007
Dow 2007
Warre 2007

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Re: 1970 Graham VP

Post by JacobH » 18:40 Tue 16 Nov 2010

Dark but translucent. My first thoughts were, apparently: "Is this disappointingly hot on the nose? Is this heresy?". In the mouth intensely sweet, followed by cherries and plums. Hugely long after-taste. Simply fabulous.
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Re: 1970 Graham VP

Post by AHB » 23:23 Sun 05 Dec 2010

Ex-cellars. Gentle mid-red colour, 70% opaque. Warm nose of spicy fruitcake, lots of plum pudding and damsons. Sweet wine, bringing gentle tannins and acidity, with an entertaining dusty component. Rich on the palate, full of candied cherries and dried fruit. Warm fruit-cake aftertaste and an incredibly long finish. One to keep or drink. 93/100. Drunk 14 November 2010 after 6 hours decanting.
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