1983 Graham

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jdaw1
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1983 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 00:27 Tue 02 Apr 2013

A small 1983-1985 double horizontal was held on Tuesday 2nd April 2013 at The Bung Hole.

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Re: 1983 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 11:02 Wed 03 Apr 2013

G83. Red, 60% opaque. Mid weight, mid length, but excellent structure. Less fruit that the G85. Maybe a hint of lychee? Tom thought the G85 simpler, and this G83 ‟a succession of flavours, a journey, more complex”.

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Re: 1983 Graham

Post by djewesbury » 22:01 Thu 04 Apr 2013

A dark red, only just losing its colour. Very subtle nose. Very soft - but dry, not hugely fruity. I thought it grew wonderfully and expanded on the tongue.
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Re: 1983 Graham

Post by AHB » 13:50 Tue 09 Apr 2013

Imperial College stock. Slightly murky decant; 70% opaque and very similar in colour to the G85 alongside. Floral nose, with a hint of VA. Medium bodied, dry palate with plenty of restrained fruit: dry tannins on the cheeks, which fade quickly to allow the fruit to blossom. An explosion of mature fruit and raisins on the aftertaste before a long and delicious finish takes hold. This is excellent drinking, with some elegance combined with power - just a pity about the VA on the nose. 87/100. 02-Apr-13. Decanted 8 hours.
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