1985 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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PhilW
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1985 Graham

Post by PhilW » 13:44 Wed 24 Sep 2014

At the request of Glenn E., passing through London on the way to Porto, an evening of port tasting with the theme "Variety is the Spice of Life". With TBH closed for refurbishment, this was held at Davy’s at Woolgate Bar and Brasserie where we were looked after very well.

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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by flash_uk » 23:28 Sat 27 Sep 2014

75% opacity, dark red. Not much nose, strawberry, menthol. Young, fruity, bit of acidity, bit tannic at the end. Just not quite integrated. Wasn't really greatly impressed with this.

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AW77
Morgan 1991
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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by AW77 » 13:11 Sun 28 Sep 2014

quite dark, slightly darker than the other '85s, in the nose there is eucalyptus, but not as prominent as in the T85, there is also a little bit of varnish (?) in the background, in my opinion the nicest nose of all the three big '85s, in the mouth it's kind of dull, there is a nice aftertaste with pepper, somehow this reminded my of a good reserve ruby and not of a VP by a major port house. I was somehow disappointed by this wine.
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