1983 Graham

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jdaw1
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1983 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 12:37 Wed 05 Mar 2014

A horizontal of 1994 and a G83 were tasted at Bordeaux Index, 10 Hatton Garden EC1N 8AH on Tuesday 4th March 2014, in the presence of Richard Mayson, as arranged by Michael Schuster of MichaelSchusterWine.com.

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Re: 1983 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 15:13 Wed 05 Mar 2014

G83. A magnum decanter, with a 750 bottle next to it. The obvious question was asked, and two bottles had been decanted into the large decanter. Michael Schuster told me that, on opening, the two bottles had been identical.

I did not take a note, but recall not liking the nose.

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Re: 1983 Graham

Post by flash_uk » 19:48 Wed 05 Mar 2014

Don't recall not liking it, but also did not seem to be compelled to put pen to paper for a note. And the stilton was in play by now also...

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Re: 1983 Graham

Post by DRT » 03:34 Fri 07 Mar 2014

I did not take a note, but recall enjoying a couple of very nice glasses of semi-mature VP after a long list of mostly impenetrable 1994s.
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Re: 1983 Graham

Post by AHB » 12:22 Wed 26 Mar 2014

Medium depth rim, opaque centre. In appearance this looked less evolved than the Graham 1994 shown alongside! The nose is dominated by VA and shows little else. VA also shows on the initial impact and dominates the mid-palate, leading to a harshness on the late palate. Not good, a poor bottle. Not rated.

This showed me the risks of pouring two bottles into a single decanter. If you're ever tempted to do this - don't! The result is inevitably the lowest common denominator.
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