1990 Graham Malvedos

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djewesbury
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1990 Graham Malvedos

Post by djewesbury » 14:26 Thu 11 Apr 2013

Decanted 2 hours before drinking. Very dark, 70-80%, pink at the rim. On the first night this showed very little. Nose was tight and closed, a little harshness (is this VA? I don't know). On the palate it was immediately soft, very velvety in fact, but not particularly rich. I thought I noticed almonds. A tremendous amount of heat masking anything else.
D+24, this was still very hot and had not developed. D+48, the alchohol had diminished and the almond taste grew into marzipan or stollen cake, but it had little fruitiness.
Disappointing.
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Re: 1990 Graham Malvedos

Post by AHB » 18:10 Thu 11 Apr 2013

Doesn't sound right to me. I'd suggest another bottle (but from a difference source) before you give up completely on this port - but 1990 is not a spectacular vintage.
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