1963 Graham

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jdaw1
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1963 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 22:23 Wed 09 Nov 2011

On Tuesday 8th November 2011, in The Steak Exchange EC2A 2EH, friends gathered to note the return to London of jdaw1, and the recent birth of his second daughter. The theme was ‟Port With Star Quality”, with appropriately themed placemats.

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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 22:53 Wed 09 Nov 2011

G63 from THRA: red-pink, 30% opaque. Nose has red fruit, though not very berry-like, and artificial sugar. To taste medium size, lovely lovely texture, very long. Heat mid- to late-palate. ‟Not huge, but very fine.”

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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by AHB » 18:30 Mon 14 Nov 2011

Stock sourced from the Unwins liquidation sale. Burnished orange in colour, with a rose rim. A touch of burnt toffee of the nose with some harshness and some fruit. Sweet entry, with unusual almond shortbread; strengthening acidity supports the flavours. Very sweet fruit, although a bit lighter than usual. Some roughness on the palate, with light and dusty tannins. Air and work releases generous sweet fruit. A hot burst on the aftertaste, then a long and delicious finish of great length. There are hints of what this wine should deliver on the finish, but the nose and palate are disappointingly harsh. 89/100.
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