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Appearing to be in the early stages of maturity, 80% opaque. Some sweet whitecurrants on the nose. Dry entry with some dry fruit showing over a woody core and some sweet, dry tannins. Light bodied on the palate. A lovely perfumed finish with just a slight hint of VA on the very decent raspberry finish. An enjoyable but lightweight port that was guessed to be Quinta de Corte 1990. Not a good bottle. 84/100.
From Malvedos blog (comments to This Time It Wasn’t About the Port):
JDAW wrote:The glasses were tested with one mature port from a light-ish vintage (G80),
Compare to:Cynthia wrote:Hello Julian! Spoke with Charles and showed him this comment. He disagrees with your assessment of the 1980 ”“ he feels it is certainly NOT a lightweight, but actually a fantastic wine, better than the 77 and every bit as good as the 1970; a different profile, but similar weight.
G80: are ex-cellars different to UK-matured?AHB wrote:An enjoyable but lightweight port
You are slightly taking me out of context. The sentence immediately following the one you quote readsjdaw1 wrote:Compare to:G80: are ex-cellars different to UK-matured?AHB wrote:An enjoyable but lightweight port
I have had much better bottles of Graham 1980 than the one at this tasting.AHB wrote:Not a good bottle.