1966 Graham

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jdaw1
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1966 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 G66 was ‟g66”.

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Re: 1966 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 22:33 Thu 13 Oct 2011

g66, lated identified as G66: mid-red, mid opacity. Nose had lots of red fruit. Taste also full of red fruit, with a soft entry. Big. Slightly off mid-palate, but only slightly.

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Re: 1966 Graham

Post by RAYC » 22:56 Thu 13 Oct 2011

From an oporto bottling, great fill level, and gave off such a glorious smell on decanting that it was obvious this was in tip top condition.

Hit the spot for me, absolutely glorious. Great combination of fantastic fruit and mature characteristics. But noticeably paler in colour than both the F66 and the G70 - is this at its peak now? *****
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Re: 1966 Graham

Post by PhilW » 08:21 Tue 18 Oct 2011

Superb and my WOTN... and the only 66 against which I wrote no notes (oops!)... must have been enjoying it too much :D

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Re: 1966 Graham

Post by AHB » 22:22 Mon 14 Nov 2011

Mature red, lighter rim, 40% opaque. Cranberry nose, mature and attractive. Very smooth entry, thick and sweet. Lovely Christmas cake complexity. This is a big wine with terrific development. Intense aftertaste and a lovely sweet finish. Served blind and guessed to be Graham. 93/100.
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