1988 Graham Malvedos

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
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1988 Graham Malvedos

Post by jdaw1 » 17:36 Mon 25 Feb 2013

GM88, a dozen halves (six for DRT, six for me) recently removed from storage. Red, 50% opaque. Nose had dark fruit, perhaps mid-ripeness plum. Taste very sweet, with same dark-fruited note, big and full. Good length. There’s a slight hollowness distinguishing this from port of the very highest rank, but fine drinking juice.

I doubt that another ½ decade in storage will improve this, but as yet there’s no hurry to drink it.

Also see GM82.

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Re: 1988 Graham Malvedos

Post by DRT » 00:45 Tue 26 Feb 2013

Good info. Thank you.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1988 Graham Malvedos

Post by jdaw1 » 00:50 Tue 26 Feb 2013

If it is a pop-and-pour emergency, prefer this GM88 to the GM82.

Or, better still, open both, but start work with the ’88.

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