1952 Graham Single Tawny

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AHB
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1952 Graham Single Tawny

Post by AHB » 21:16 Thu 03 Jul 2014

A bottle bought on release in 2012 via Berry Brothers (sole UK agents) and stored in a wine fridge since release. Golden brown in colour, clear and attractive. Muted nose, smelling of marzipan and shredded laurel leaves. Thick in texture, rich and luscious. Powerful palate of mandarin and orange blosson honey but with an immense acidity giving a terrific freshness. Huge aftertaste of Nescafe coffee and a massive aftertaste that goes through uncountable phases and lasts several minutes. This is a massive port, really rich and fabulous, but is certainly a sipping port and not a quaffing port. Brilliant stuff. 94/100. Drunk 15-Jun-14. Pop 'n' pour.
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Re: 1952 Graham colheita

Post by djewesbury » 21:19 Thu 03 Jul 2014

'Colheita'?
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Re: 1952 Graham colheita

Post by AHB » 21:25 Thu 03 Jul 2014

I needed something that would not spoil over a two week lull in being at home and drinking.
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Re: 1952 Graham colheita

Post by PhilW » 22:46 Thu 03 Jul 2014

djewesbury wrote:'Colheita'?
I think Daniel was querying that you called it Colheita instead of Single Harvest Tawny. In any case, as some people are aware, I also think this is absolutely fabulous port, and the best of the SHTs - despite being the highest priced (ignoring Ne Oublie), I also think it is the best value for money of the SHTs also; delicious.

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Re: 1952 Graham colheita

Post by djewesbury » 22:48 Thu 03 Jul 2014

PhilW wrote:
djewesbury wrote:'Colheita'?
I think Daniel was querying that you called it Colheita instead of Single Harvest Tawny. In any case, as some people are aware, I also think this is absolutely fabulous port, and the best of the SHTs - despite being the highest priced (ignoring Ne Oublie), I also think it is the best value for money of the SHTs also; delicious.
Yes, you're right re my query.
And I can vouch for Phil's love for this port!
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Re: 1952 Graham colheita

Post by Glenn E. » 05:43 Fri 04 Jul 2014

The category of Port is Colheita. "Single Harvest Tawny" is just marketing frou-frou because people in England are apparently allergic to non-English terms on their labels.

If you look closely at the label you'll see that it does, in fact, say Colheita on there also as required by regulation.
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