1963 Graham

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jdaw1
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1963 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 19:49 Wed 12 Oct 2011

On Tuesday 11th October 2011, at the RAF Club, was held a ‘square’ tasting of {Dow, Fonseca, Graham, Taylor} × {1963, 1966, 1970, 1977}. Our honoured guest was Cynthia Jenson, official blogger to the Symingtons.

Links:Before being unblinded G63 was ‟b63”.

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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 22:26 Thu 13 Oct 2011

b63, lated identified as G63: Very red, 40% opaque. Smooth entry, medium length, a touch too light, and some heat. Taylor-type heat, I thought, wrongly.

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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by RAYC » 22:45 Thu 13 Oct 2011

Not as spectacular as on previous occasions, though still lovely and my favourite of the '63s. I love the amazingly mouth-coatingly syrupy feel of this port - heavenly. On this showing, ****
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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by PhilW » 08:18 Tue 18 Oct 2011

Light to medium colour (typical 63), good flavour, quite complex; not too full, but lovely; My best of the 63s and 3rd choice for WOTN.

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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by AHB » 22:18 Mon 14 Nov 2011

Burnished gold in colour, 40% opaque. A little subdued on the nose, but opens up with work to show attractive redcurrants and lemongrass. Soft and sweet entry, with flavours that are initially mild but slowly grow to fill the palate and eventually turns into a big wine with great development. Big aftertaste, dominated by dry cedar and intense kumquat. Lovely wine. Served blind and guessed to be the Graham. 88/100.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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