1980 Graham

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jdaw1
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1980 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 10:43 Thu 03 Apr 2014

1980 Graham (ε epsilon)
On Wednesday 2nd April 2014 six of us gathered in The Bung Hole to taste a six-pack of Graham 1980 (the previous tasting of this shape having tested Taylor 1985).

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Re: 1980 Graham (ε epsilon)

Post by flash_uk » 15:19 Sat 05 Apr 2014

G80. Decanted 10 hrs. 70% opacity, brick red, good legs. Nose had fruit and some caramel. In the mouth lovely smooth entry, soft caramel and toffee, nice balance. Just edged out for my favourite of the six G80s by α alpha.

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Re: 1980 Graham (ε epsilon)

Post by jdaw1 » 18:28 Tue 08 Apr 2014

G80, ε, decanted 9½am. All of them were dark-dark-red, 70% opaque. Nose of dark plum. Palate had strong heat, dark fruit of similar power. Sweet. End slightly shorter than α. Also slight bitterness at end.

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Re: 1980 Graham (ε epsilon)

Post by AHB » 08:07 Wed 09 Apr 2014

All six bottles of Graham 1980 from this late release case were of a consistent colour. Brick red throughout and around 70% opaque.

Bottle epsilon: Lively nose, fresh and spakling - dancing across the senses. Lots of flowers and a touch of white cherry; very attractive. Balanced and poised on entry; soft and sweet on the palate with lots of plums yet also with fragrant white cherry. Lovely balance with tannins that are firm but subdued by the fruit. Great fragrance on the palate which continues through to the finish. Lovely elegance to the port, the best of the six bottles. 91/100. Decanted 10 hours.
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