1983 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
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1983 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 00:23 Wed 11 Jan 2012

In anticipation of a forthcoming Croft tasting in The Bunghole, 57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, we thought that it might be a good idea for three of us to test the location. The trial run grew to six people, and was held in the larger room. Links:

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Re: 1983 Graham

Post by DRT » 02:21 Wed 11 Jan 2012

Dark red, but not young. Smells of melon, and it wasn't only me who noticed. Lovely smooth and thick texture - sweet finish.

I guessed Graham 1980.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1983 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 21:08 Wed 11 Jan 2012

G83 (originally ‘RAYC’ in bottle bag #6): decanted 09:00. A hint of purple, 70% opaque. Bitter taste. Lots of tannin, and plum. Very long. Very interesting.

The bitterness misled into thinking Gould Campbell.

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Re: 1983 Graham

Post by JacobH » 12:10 Sat 21 Jan 2012

Similar colour to the Fonseca 1985; just a little darker on the edge. On the nose very slight rancio and quite spirity at the end. In the mouth, lots of fruit. Slight acidity. A little sweeter than the others. No tannins. Clearly the best made wine of the evening; will be better than the Fonseca 1985 when it matures.
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