1999 Graham Malvedos

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JacobH
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1999 Graham Quinta dos Malvedos SQVP

Post by JacobH » 14:37 Thu 14 Apr 2011

Tasted at The Big Fortified Tasting, a trade fair in London at Glaziers Hall on Wed 06 April 2011 (Review thread, containing links to other tasting notes). This being a large trade-fair event, tasting notes generally brief.

Graham 1999 SQVP
Quinta dos Malvedos. Same colour as the other 1999s. Slightly subdued compared to the Bomfim on the nose. In the mouth this was hard work with some primary fruits and sugar appearing, but it felt rather closed and unaccessible at the moment.
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Re: 1999 Graham Quinta dos Malvedos SQVP

Post by AHB » 08:54 Tue 03 May 2011

Solid red in colour with some bricking starting to show on the rim, 95% opaque. Quite closed on the nose, perhaps a little juniper. Cherries and blackcurrants on the palate, still very useful and a touch jammy with tannins that are very soft - the structure comes mostly from the acidity of the wine. Fresh and elegant finish. Probably the best of the '99s from Canais, Bomfim and Malvedos. 86/100.
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