1983 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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DRT
Graham’s 1948
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1983 Graham

Post by DRT » 09:14 Wed 21 Nov 2007

A bottle supplied by Uncle Tom and consumed at The Crusting Pipe on 20 Nov 07 at this Offline.

This was my first memory of having the G83 - decanted 7 hours - a fabulous Christmas Pudding aroma that was so typically Graham's. A lovely thick mouthfeel with the usual abundance of plummy fruits. This bottle was in a perfect drinking window but still showing a grippy tannic dryness that says it's got a while to go before its peak. A beautiful drink for a cold winter night.

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1983 Graham's Vintage Port

Post by AHB » 14:41 Thu 22 Nov 2007

Derek T. wrote:A bottle supplied by Uncle Tom and consumed at The Crusting Pipe on 20 Nov 07 at this Offline.

This was my first memory of having the G83...
Ehem. Perhaps I can help to fill in a gap in your memory...

Were we really that forgetful when we volunteered to keep you company that lonely night in London?

Alex

Footnote to other readers - please ensure that whenever you meet Derek in London in the future you bring a bottle of Grahams '83. Derek will be delighted with it as he clearly has a weak spot in his memory for this particular vintage port.
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Post by DRT » 14:54 Thu 22 Nov 2007

:oops: :oops:

...and the bottle that Tom put on Death Row after reading my TN is the very one we drank on Tuesday night :lol: :lol:

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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