1970 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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1970 Graham

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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by AHB » 11:35 Thu 12 Sep 2013

Ruby coloured with a little bricking on the rim, 70% opaque. Fragrant nose, attractice and full of fruit. Sweet fruit on the palate, modest body but very flavoursome. A lovely complexity of flavours on the palate - very fruit driven with fully integrated tannins in support. A slight hollowness on the aftertaste, thena long finish of sweet, almost candied fruit. Very lovely port. Served blind this was guessed to be Fonseca 1985. 93/100. Drunk 10-Sep-13. Decanted 4½ hours.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 16:06 Sat 14 Sep 2013

G70: cork extracted whole at 2½pm. Dark red, 70% opaque. Taste slightly burnt. Big dark fruit. Astonishingly tasting slightly closed and young, as if needing another decade in the cellar. Lovely.

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