1970 Graham

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1970 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 19:50 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 G70 was ‟j70”.

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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 22:43 Thu 13 Oct 2011

j70, lated identified as G70: perfect red, 70% opaque. Wonderful! Big rich unctuous sweet berry and plum. Huge and lovely.

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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by RAYC » 23:09 Thu 13 Oct 2011

Mmmm. Fantastic, and built to last. Even a small sip feels like a proper mouthful of port and leads to a finish that just keeps on giving. I have drunk perhaps more G70 than any other single bottle of port, and am amazed by the consistency of this port. I picked the Fonseca a smidgen ahead of this, though really there was little to choose *****
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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by AHB » 22:23 Mon 14 Nov 2011

Generous red core, 70% opaque. Sharp nose, with lots of mintiness showing; dusty / dirty - not attractive. Restrained fruity entry with a decent balance of sour / bitter tones. Bitters shown on the aftertaste, which improves with time in the glass. This is too young still. Served blind and guessed to be the Graham. 87/100.
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