NV Graham 10YO Tawny (Bottled 2010)

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NV Graham 10YO Tawny (Bottled 2010)

Post by DRT » 23:35 Fri 17 Dec 2010

NV Graham's 10 Year Tawny (b. 2010)
Purchased today from Tesco at the discounted price of £15. This wine is now presented in the same dumpy bottle that the Graham's "The Tawny" has been sold in for the past few years.

Rich golden red colour. Sweet toffee nose. Good weight and very smooth. Good levels of dried red fruits in the entry followed by tobacco in the mid-palate and then a nice warming glow. The finish is very viscous, sweet and mouthwatering.

Yummy.
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Re: Graham's 10 Year Tawny (b. 2010)

Post by Glenn E. » 00:22 Sat 18 Dec 2010

DRT wrote:Yummy.
Hey now, don't you start liking tawnies! There won't be enough left for the US if you Brits start drinking the stuff too!
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Re: Graham's 10 Year Tawny (b. 2010)

Post by DRT » 00:30 Sat 18 Dec 2010

Glenn E. wrote:Hey now, don't you start liking tawnies! There won't be enough left for the US if you Brits start drinking the stuff too!
:twisted:
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Re: Graham's 10 Year Tawny (b. 2010)

Post by AHB » 23:18 Sun 19 Dec 2010

Don't worry Glenn. At least half of the people who have tasted this bottle still don't like tawnies. Proper man's port is what I prefer to drink.

A blind sample provided by DRT. Strange nose, full of marzipan and floor polish. Rich and full entry, slight heat showing through a rich orange and cream body. Hot aftertaste, thick and rich sensation on the finish with over-sweet orange dominating the decent length finish. Guessed to be a 10 year tawny - it was; bottled 2010. 82/100. Drunk 19 December 2010.
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Re: Graham's 10 Year Tawny (b. 2010)

Post by DRT » 20:15 Thu 23 Dec 2010

I have had a large, chilled glass of this almost every evening since opening it and I have to say it is a very nice pre-dinner drink.

I might have just found a new hobby 88) (sorry, Glenn!)
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Re: Graham's 10 Year Tawny (b. 2010)

Post by JacobH » 23:00 Thu 23 Dec 2010

Is the glass of these bottles nice enough to become a backup decanter when washed?
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Re: Graham's 10 Year Tawny (b. 2010)

Post by DRT » 23:07 Thu 23 Dec 2010

Yes. The only thing that lets it down in that regard is that the neck is too narrow to be a "real" decanter and when you decant a bottle into it the fill goes into the neck so there is no air space. That second problem is very easily solved very quickly :wink:
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Re: Graham's 10 Year Tawny (b. 2010)

Post by JacobH » 23:27 Thu 23 Dec 2010

DRT wrote:Yes. The only thing that lets it down in that regard is that the neck is too narrow to be a "real" decanter and when you decant a bottle into it the fill goes into the neck so there is no air space. That second problem is very easily solved very quickly :wink:
Ah, a theoretical rather than practical problem! I might see if Tesco’s has some tomorrow. The M&S Ruby Reserve sold in reusable decanters is deeply disappointing, both in terms of the Port and the fact that the decanter is only 50cl (though I appreciate this could be another theoretical problem... :wink:).
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