1975 Graham

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1975 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 23:05 Thu 15 Nov 2012

G75. Graham’s was the first 1975 I ever had, way back in 1988, and I then thought it faded. So this was orange tawny, 20% opaque. Nose had spirit and barley sugar. Taste very spirity. Not good. I wrote, without recalling earlier events, ‟20 years past best”, but, upon reflection, that might be an under-estimate.

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Re: 1975 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 00:42 Sat 17 Nov 2012

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Re: 1975 Graham

Post by griff » 11:23 Sat 24 Nov 2012

Pale with brown stained colour. Alcohol and mahogany wood bouquet. Washed out palate with a tangy finish.

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Re: 1975 Graham

Post by AHB » 18:26 Sun 25 Nov 2012

Deep tone of rich burnt orange hue, 20% opaque. Gentle nose of smokey and sweet cranberry. A touch empty on entry, but with some soft raisin flavours and a pleasant acidity. Modestly sweet with a pleasant smokiness running through the sweet fruit. A long finish of dates and sweet grapefruit delivering a nice combination of sweet fruit and lingering bitterness. In flavour and texture, this is very reminiscent of a filtered LBV from the '60s. 82/100

My only previous bottle of this was much, much better.
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