1985 Graham

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jdaw1
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1985 Graham

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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by JacobH » 11:15 Sat 25 Jun 2011

Reddish but with a bit more purple than the Dow 1985. Very muted on the nose. Gives away nothing. In the mouth, rounded sugary fruit. Quite citrus like acidity. Quite short after-taste. Vestige of tannins on back of mouth. The extra maturity this had to the other Graham 1985 made me prefer it, even if the other was less ‟flawed”.
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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by PhilW » 14:37 Sat 25 Jun 2011

The first of two bottles of G85 tasted at this tasting. Medium dark colour, quite spirited but almost no smell. On tasting, seemed partly corked (identical edge to the G83 I tried recently and also marked as partly corked; interesting co-incidence or...), very dry flavour.

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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by AHB » 21:48 Fri 15 Jul 2011

Mid red, paling in the centre, 60% opaque. Very little on the nose; flat, perhaps with some nuttiness. Sweet, raisiny fruit hits the palate on taking a sip and patience brings sweet cherry and some lovely spice. Tingling tannins. Slightly hot aftertaste, long and pleasant finish mixing pine resin with sweet cherry and raisin. Enjoyable. 85/100.
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