1983 Graham

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1983 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 23:55 Tue 28 Jun 2011

AHB, DRT and CMAG met for port in The Crusting Pipe.

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Graham’s 1948
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Re: 1983 Graham

Post by DRT » 15:36 Wed 29 Jun 2011

Big fruity nose. Sweet entry, good weight. Quite soft and starting to mature. Nice, long chocolate finish. Very good port for drinking now.
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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1983 Graham

Post by AHB » 21:16 Fri 08 Jul 2011

Red in colour, paling slightly on the rim; 60% opaque. Floury raspberries on the nose, with dusty tones - like the morning dew on fresh picked blackberries. Soft in texture, but with a sharply focused acidity that draws a hint of sweetness onto the tongue. The flavours are dominated by dusty tayberries, sweetened with brown sugar. Almost no tannins are present until they make a brief appearance on the aftertaste - which quickly fades to leave a long but subdued juniper aftertaste. A port which is drinking perfectly now, and one which benefited greatly from being allowed to sit in the glass for 2-3 hours after being poured. 88/100.
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