1980 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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1980 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 00:30 Thu 01 Mar 2012

Friends gathered in The Bung Hole for what was said to be the annual 29th February ‘Leaping’. Links:

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Re: 1980 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 20:00 Thu 01 Mar 2012

G80: 60% opaque, dark dark red. Nose of blackcurrants, ‟actually, Ribena” I wrote. Taste had full sweetness, then a brief flash of heat before the sweetness resumed. Dark fruit. A hint lighter than perfect, but still a very long sweetness and a really good VP.

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Re: 1980 Graham

Post by AHB » 09:55 Thu 15 Mar 2012

Deep red, but showing some early maturity; 80% opaque. Open and inviting on the nose, masses of cinammon and pine needles. Silky, beautiful texture. Light bodied, with dry and chalky tannins. Ripe and fragrant on the palate, in an early phase of maturity, with lots of plums and dark cherry. Dry n the finish, still softly tannic, with a red jelly and sticky lychee finish. Very tasty, but still quite youthful. 91/100. 12 hour decant.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
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