NV Graham Crusted 2003

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benread
Martinez 1985
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2003 Graham's Crusted

Post by benread » 21:28 Mon 20 Jun 2011

This was bottled in 2003. Nothing else is divulged about the constituent parts. Plenty of flakey sediment. Clean decant - had been stood up for two days. Meeting my need for a bold port to defeat the ongoing effects of cough and cold! Liquorice is the dominant flavour. Something almost medicinal about this, but that could just be my weakened state!
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RAYC
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 2003 Graham's Crusted

Post by RAYC » 22:09 Mon 20 Jun 2011

benread wrote: Meeting my need for a bold port to defeat the ongoing effects of cough and cold!
I know the plural of anecdote is not anecdata and all that (or whatever the phrase is), but I'm a strong believer that a good dose of alcohol and some comfort food can kill off a cold.
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Fonseca 1966
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Re: 2003 Graham's Crusted

Post by DRT » 22:56 Mon 20 Jun 2011

RAYC wrote:
benread wrote: Meeting my need for a bold port to defeat the ongoing effects of cough and cold!
I know the plural of anecdote is not anecdata and all that (or whatever the phrase is), but I'm a strong believer that a good dose of alcohol and some comfort food can kill off a cold.
There is no medical evidence that the comfort food is necessary, but it probably can't do any harm.
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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 2003 Graham's Crusted

Post by AHB » 07:46 Wed 22 Jun 2011

DRT wrote:There is no medical evidence that the comfort food is necessary, but it probably can't do any harm.
Presumably comfort food = large piece of dead cow (or large portion of chick peas for one of our bretheren)
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