1963 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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KillerB
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1963 Graham

Post by KillerB » 11:04 Thu 21 Jun 2007

This was terrifyingly alcoholic when we first had a go at it. Colour was a dark amber with a pink tinge and was beautifully clear. Nose was almost pure brandy but the plums came good in the end, even if that was a few hours later. In the mouth the brandy was still around but later it was all plums and cherries. Eating a strong cherry chocolate went stunningly well and the flavours combined beautifully. Close call with the Fonseca 1970 for best wine and was more ready.

Conky
Fonseca 1980
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Post by Conky » 16:41 Thu 21 Jun 2007

I'd been expecting too much from my 1st Birthyear Port. You and Dereks company was fun and it was impossible not to enjoy the overall tasting experience, the heat would not calm down, and to me, only gave glimpses of what was underneath.
I would love another crack at it though, with lots of time on our hands in case its firey again.

Alan

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