1970 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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1970 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 22:35 Fri 29 Aug 2014

At the generous instigation of Alex B.: “Please, no-one bring anything except where I have asked for help. This is supposed to be a cellar reduction party so I am happy to supply various bottles for us to share. A handful of people know some of what will be brought, but I'll serve all bottles blind.”

So we went to a Helen-less Bung Hole to meet Amy — who had just left for the day. (No problem: we met her two days later.)

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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 23:54 Fri 29 Aug 2014

G70, magnum. Red-brown, 60% opaque. Lots of mature red and black fruit in this big mature VP. Also some roughness. A fine and generous provision by Wolfgang: thank you.

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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by AHB » 22:36 Sat 30 Aug 2014

From magnum. Deep red, 70% opaque. Slight pink rim. Nose is a touch harsh and alcoholic and not very attractive. The texture on the palate is completely different from the expectation created by the nose and is lovely, delicious fruit palate even though it is still restrained and tight and in need of more cellar time. Peppery and spicy aftertaste mixed into tight and focused fruit, although slightly jammy on the finish. 94/100. Drunk 26-Aug-14. 2 hour decant.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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