1982 Graham Single Tawny

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1982 Graham Single Tawny

Post by jdaw1 » 12:54 Sat 21 Dec 2013

1982 Graham Single Harvest Tawny
On Thursday 19th December 2013 a subset of the obvious suspects gathered at The Bell in Wendens Ambo to taste old, peculiar and unknown bottles.

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Re: 1982 Graham Single Harvest Tawny

Post by AHB » 22:29 Sun 22 Dec 2013

Bottled 2013. Deep orange / brown centre, salmon pink rim. Little on the nose, slightly petrolly with a hint of acetone. Neutral, hollow entry but the palate grows with honey and burnt sugar. On the very late palate the acidity shows focus and volume. A huge aftertaste with sour grapefruit dominating the aftertaste. This opened up well in the glass, but was gone quite quickly! 88/100.
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Re: 1982 Graham Single Harvest Tawny

Post by RAYC » 23:21 Sun 22 Dec 2013

Quite a sweet, caramel nose. Light but flavoursome palate presence at first, building nicely in intensity to flavoursome citric mid-palate. Nutty, olivey finish of pleasing length. Feels denser and somewhat more serious than the bottle on show at BBR port walk, albeit still not huge and perhaps somewhere short of the best 30yr tawnies.

89 pts

Approx 1/4 bottle was left over and taken home - port showed best on Saturday night (48 hours after opening), by which point it had gained in concentration and intensity and was perhaps deserving of an extra point. Showed well next to a Sandeman 20 opened as a benchmark comparison point.
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Re: 1982 Graham Single Harvest Tawny

Post by AHB » 15:06 Mon 30 Dec 2013

RAYC wrote:Showed well next to a Sandeman 20 opened as a benchmark comparison point.
I'm impressed. You obviously did like the Sandeman 20 at the Christmas tasting to decide to use it as a benchmark at home.
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Re: 1982 Graham Single Harvest Tawny

Post by Glenn E. » 18:09 Mon 30 Dec 2013

AHB wrote:
RAYC wrote:Showed well next to a Sandeman 20 opened as a benchmark comparison point.
I'm impressed. You obviously did like the Sandeman 20 at the Christmas tasting to decide to use it as a benchmark at home.
Resistance is futile. You will all be assimilated.

Come to the dark side. We have brown sticky stuff, and it is yummy.
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Re: 1982 Graham Single Harvest Tawny

Post by AHB » 18:30 Mon 30 Dec 2013

Glenn E. wrote:
AHB wrote:
RAYC wrote:Showed well next to a Sandeman 20 opened as a benchmark comparison point.
I'm impressed. You obviously did like the Sandeman 20 at the Christmas tasting to decide to use it as a benchmark at home.
Resistance is futile. You will all be assimilated.

Come to the dark side. We have brown sticky stuff, and it is yummy.
Sorry Glenn, you misunderstand. The Sandeman 20 we had at the Christmas tasting was Sandeman 1920. Clearly, Rob was just being careless with his apostrophe
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Re: 1982 Graham Single Harvest Tawny

Post by RAYC » 18:49 Mon 30 Dec 2013

very good! and if only!

Sandeman 20yr....
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Re: 1982 Graham Single Harvest Tawny

Post by Glenn E. » 19:17 Mon 30 Dec 2013

AHB wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:
AHB wrote:
RAYC wrote:Showed well next to a Sandeman 20 opened as a benchmark comparison point.
I'm impressed. You obviously did like the Sandeman 20 at the Christmas tasting to decide to use it as a benchmark at home.
Resistance is futile. You will all be assimilated.

Come to the dark side. We have brown sticky stuff, and it is yummy.
Sorry Glenn, you misundestand. The Sandeman 20 we had at the Christmas tasting was Sandeman 1920. Clearly, Rob was just being careless with his apostrophe
IT'S A TRAP!

(At what point does this get reported as an apostrophe crime? :wink: )
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