1970 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
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1970 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 13:56 Sun 06 Oct 2013

We gathered in the Bung Hole on Wednesday nd October 2013, mostly because AHB was in town.

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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 14:35 Sun 06 Oct 2013

G70. Dark red, 45% opaque.Big unctuous, sweet. Huge in palate. Red fruit. Brooding dark tones behind. A Mr Darcy type character at the table.

Year and shipper guessed by me: two of my three points.

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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by TLW » 06:45 Thu 10 Oct 2013

Oddly, my note says very little on the nose. A full, rich wine that I thought was perfect drinking now - and thought it to be an older Graham than it was. Lots of fruit, good length. An excellent port.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by AHB » 23:17 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Orange rim, light red centre. Restrained nose, with some roasted chestnuts and smokiness. Rounded and velvety texture, quite thick. Generous levels of sweet fruit but perfect balancing acidity. A distinct burst of Seville Oranges on the aftertaste, then a very long and frgrant finish of red apples. Served blind this was guessed to be Fonseca 1970. 94/100. Drunk 02-Oct-13. Decanted 8½ hours.
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