1977 Graham

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Fonseca 1963
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1977 Graham

Post by AHB » 22:12 Wed 07 Jan 2015

A lovely red colour with plenty of bricking, 30% opaque. Limited nose, just some sweet fruit. Smooth in texture, a touch hollow on entry but delivers a lovely mid-palate full of fruit and sweet spice. Warm and fruity on the aftertaste and finish. This has great promise. 90/100.

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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by LGTrotter » 02:23 Thu 08 Jan 2015

Colour as described above, slightly bigger and more sinewy than the stock I have. Probably too simple to score very highly but everything is in place and well proportioned.

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Graham’s 1970
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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by djewesbury » 20:41 Thu 08 Jan 2015

There was spice, cinnamon perhaps, and it grew very big, roundness and juiciness, with late heat. Beautifully balanced.
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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by AW77 » 22:26 Sun 18 Jan 2015

in the nose some heat and varnish, in the mouth younger than in the nose (like the F77), good
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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by mosesbotbol » 13:30 Tue 20 Jan 2015

I am pleased how these have evolved that last few years. They were spirity and rough a while back, but the last one I opened was quite a surprise.
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