NV Graham Crusted 2000

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KillerB
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NV Graham Crusted 2000

Post by KillerB » 14:22 Thu 25 Oct 2007

Didn't know whether to call this NV or put the year on, so I put the bottled year on. I can change if anybody gets uppity.

Reasonable amount of grit in bottom of bottle when it was decanted including some quite solid stuff.

Colour was dark, a sort of blackcurrant cordial colour - yes, undiluted Ribena. Mildly viscous. Nose was pretty thin with a hint of cherry and some coffee.

In the mouth it was medium-bodied with sweet cherry and finishing with weak coffee.

Following day it had thickened up and the coffee had become stronger.

Third day it was even more gooey and the cherries and coffe both more prominent. I suspect that if I hadn't finished it then I would have had a sort of kirsch espresso by the end of the week.

Not a great Port but I suspect that it will get better with a lot of extra time. Excellent value at the £7 something that I paid per bottle though.
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Post by AHB » 14:30 Thu 25 Oct 2007

A Crusted port for £7 is a no brainer. While Crusted may not be the ultimate majesty that vintage can bring, its a jolly decent second and as good as many SQVPs or "early-drinking second labels".

Care to share where it came from?

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Post by KillerB » 14:35 Thu 25 Oct 2007

It was at Sainsbury's last year - I think a number of us got some. I thought you did.

Here's the FTLOP thread
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Post by AHB » 18:46 Thu 25 Oct 2007

I was tempted, but flew out of the country before I could give in to temptation. **Sigh** Never mind, perhaps next time.

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Post by Axel P » 17:06 Fri 26 Oct 2007

Alex: if your temptation comes back, tempt some for me, too...

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Post by Andy Velebil » 22:20 Fri 26 Oct 2007

The proper way to list a crusted port is Graham's Crusted Port, Bottled in 2000. as they are generally a blend of several years and the date is the year they bottled it. Boy those Port people really like to try and confuse us sometimes :lol:

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Post by RonnieRoots » 10:33 Mon 24 Dec 2007

Technically I should probably start a new thread, as I've tasted this from a different bottle than KillerB, but since I didn't make detailed notes I decided against it.

Typical Graham's nose: spirity and some sweet cherry. Very round and sweet in the mouth, with sweet dark cherries and coffee. Soft tannins, that give some structure. Slightly hot finish. Drinking very nicely, and very much Graham in style. So, if you like that, this will please you.

It worked very well as marinade for duck liver terrine as well. :)

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