1977 Graham

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1977 Graham

Post by DRT » 22:34 Wed 23 Feb 2011

"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by DRT » 01:02 Fri 25 Feb 2011

Not much on the nose - hot entry - fades to orange on the palate - some VA.

I guessed Croft 85. Not even close :?
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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by AHB » 14:19 Wed 02 Mar 2011

Medium red, colour showing age; 50% opaque. Very empty on the nose, showing very little; some works releases a little milky coffee and raspberries. Coffee on the impact, sweet and balanced; lots of mandarins on the palate with a kumquat bitterness. Bitter kumquat finish, that morphs into a sweet black coffee. Absolutely delicious finish - pity about the nose. Guessed to be Dow 1977. 89/100.
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