1985 Graham

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LGTrotter
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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1985 Graham

Post by LGTrotter » 20:20 Sat 02 Aug 2014

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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by djewesbury » 20:37 Sat 02 Aug 2014

Lovely!
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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by djewesbury » 20:38 Sat 02 Aug 2014

You have a William Blake postcard in the background. This bodes well.
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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by DRT » 21:14 Sat 02 Aug 2014

It is a bit of a worry that Owen is lying on his side this early in the evening.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by djewesbury » 21:35 Sat 02 Aug 2014

Funny, Tapatalk automatically reorientated that, and it was only when I looked on my laptop now that I understood what Derek was on about (for once).
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LGTrotter
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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by LGTrotter » 11:50 Sun 03 Aug 2014

Oh yes, it looked right on my tablet but is on its side now. :oops:

The note on this will be a little hazy; On opening, very sweet without much else coming through. Dark and fruity with almost no tannin. The words of warning that Derek said about 'beware the longevity of Graham 85' floated through my mind. About 6 hours later it has transformed. Still very sweet, like a huge slab of blackberry jam, but behind are smooth and well ordered tannins, lovely viscosity. Everything just feels bigger, the palate expanding in the mouth. Very dark, very intense, just sensational. There is something a little corrupt, or corrupting about its excellence. Nobody need worry about this falling down dead any time soon.

My thirsty companions liked it, so I don't have a nip to retry this evening.

Going to try marks out of 100; 94-96.

Edit; not a mark of age on it anywhere, impregnable.

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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by DRT » 12:44 Sun 03 Aug 2014

LGTrotter wrote:not a mark of age on it anywhere, impregnable.
Delighted to hear it. Mine shall be left alone.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by LGTrotter » 12:52 Sun 03 Aug 2014

But it is so good now... perhaps just try one, in case you decide it can't get any better...

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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by DRT » 14:32 Sun 03 Aug 2014

I only have 6 bottles and they are at Seckfords. If they come out I will soon have none. Your description suggests they can wait.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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