1977 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1977 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 19:03 Thu 11 Jun 2015

A theme suggested by Flash: the ‘Sweet-Spot Vintages’, being 1966, 1970, and 1977, in each of Dow, Graham, Taylor, and Warre. So on Wednesday 17th June 2015 we gathered at Davy’s Woolgate.

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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 10:02 Sat 27 Jun 2015

G77 (originally ‘XI’). Dark red, 60% opaque. Palate big and sweet and full. Fantastic. Sticky red fruit. WOTN.

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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by AHB » 13:47 Sun 28 Jun 2015

Deep red, mature but not yet bricking, 70% opaque. Offputting nose, harsh and woody, very odd. Pleasant and elegant on the palate but showing little fruit. Quite youthful with lovely fragrance on the palate, harsh but fresh and with a lovely chewy finish, still gently tannic. Guessed to be Dow 1970. 88/100.
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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