1970 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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djewesbury
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Post by djewesbury » 10:36 Thu 08 Aug 2013

Exciting pictures here.

The first bottle opened from a batch bought from Fine + Rare, bottled by Matthew Gloag of Perth (makers of Famous Grouse). This was opened on Tuesday 6th August to mark the first anniversary of my mum's death, after a dinner composed of several of her own recipes, and a bottle of Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 2004 (no note taken unfortunately).

Level was very-top-shoulder / base of neck. A strong ruby pink, with a hint of orange, about 50-60%. Good so far.

At decanting, the nose had lots of spice - cloves, cinnamon, liquorice. Also, behind the alcohol was a citric note, then strawberries and a slight mintiness. Very good so far.

To taste, at decanting, this was lightly chocolatey, but not heavy. It had a dry, long, warm note of spiced cake.

After a few hours, this opened up terrifically. Beneath the strawberries and spice, there was a strong herby element; minty, but with a touch of eucalyptus as well. Something a little bitter anyway - not in way that would undermine the other characteristics, in fact it gave it some robustness. A very long finish, with pepper and spice.

The next evening this had softened tremendously to long toffee notes. The nose was much diminished but the port was still drinking extremely well.

If the others are like this, joy will be unconfined.
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Post by DRT » 14:09 Thu 08 Aug 2013

djewesbury wrote:If the others are like this, joy will be unconfined.
:D
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by jdaw1 » 23:51 Fri 09 Aug 2013

Ahhh. I found one of these at home. I’m already looking forward to it.

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Post by djewesbury » 00:59 Sat 10 Aug 2013

jdaw1 wrote:Ahhh. I found one of these at home. I’m already looking forward to it.
You shouldn't delay. Drink it this weekend.
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Post by DRT » 11:02 Sat 10 Aug 2013

:(
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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