1986 Graham Malvedos

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1986 Graham Malvedos

Post by AHB » 18:45 Mon 15 Sep 2014

Purchased ex-cellars in summer 2010. Dark red in colour, opaque and dense. Fresh cut grass and purple sage on the nose, mixed with dark and sweet brambles. On the palate this is sweet and fruity initially, then a touch of stalkiness and some firm and imposing tannins that turn into quite a chewy mouthful. The whole assembles together into a very impressive palate with several layers of flavour growing and fading. A dry dark chocolate aftertaste and then a great wave of bramble fruit once more. A very impressive port that will easily last another 20 years. Not one to hurry to drink. 92/100. Drunk 09-Sep-14. Decanted 24 hours.
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Re: 1986 Graham Malvedos

Post by benread » 23:31 Wed 17 Sep 2014

Alex. Thank you for sharing that. I still remember well the event at which we 'discovered' this port. I also seem the remember that the 1987 Malvedos gave it a very good run for its money!
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Re: 1986 Graham Malvedos

Post by AHB » 21:55 Sat 04 Oct 2014

benread wrote:Alex. Thank you for sharing that. I still remember well the event at which we 'discovered' this port. I also seem the remember that the 1987 Malvedos gave it a very good run for its money!
I agree. I bought a 6-pack of each and have a slight preference for the 1986, but I am really enjoying drinking 1 of each vintage a year. I have 4 of each left...
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