1963 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 22:56 Thu 15 Nov 2012

G63. Red-brown, 30% opaque. Nose had sweet red fruit. Very soft and full. Gentle heat, with very long soft sweetness going on and on. Absolutely fabulous port.

Of the six points I could give for WOTN, this ’63 and the ’66 took three each.

griff
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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by griff » 11:09 Sat 24 Nov 2012

Lighter than 60 and 55 in colour. The nose had something unclean about it. I wrote "lacks purity". Slightly strained on the palate with a finish that wasn't as long as the 60 or 66. In fact this was a decent port but suffered between the 55, 60 and 66 for me. Very Good but I can't help wondering if there can be better showings of this.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by AHB » 18:23 Sun 25 Nov 2012

Touch of bottle stink on the nose, but a ripe sweetness under the stink. The stink shows through on the early palate. Light and too empty of flavour, with little palate presence other than some faint cigar ash. Faint, relatively short aftertaste but a ghost of a finish lingers on. Disappointing bottle. 84/100
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