1977 Graham

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

Post by jdaw1 » 19:04 Wed 22 Jul 2015

Daniel declared that there would be an ‘Emergency’ tasting at the Boot & Flogger on Tuesday 21st July 2015. We obeyed.

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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 22:33 Wed 22 Jul 2015

G77, aka MPM1, decanted 07:00. Colour bright rose red. Palate mid-weight with cherry, and slightly simple. The experts disagreed about whether it was corked.

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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by djewesbury » 19:07 Fri 24 Jul 2015

Dark pink-ruby with no opacity in the core. Less bitterness than in the others - but was it corked? I thought so; lightly fiery also.
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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by AHB » 08:03 Fri 07 Aug 2015

The red of a port in its mid-maturity; 40% opaque. Sweet redcurrant cordial nose, infused with cornflowers. Sweet, cordial-like entry but the mid-palate is full of lively and sweet fruit. Still quite youthful with soft acidity and lively tannins. Surprisingly sweet and with powerful acidity this has a real "shiraz wine" element to the late palate. The aftertaste is big and spicy and mouth filling; the finish is long. This is a lovely port in early maturity and with lots of potential. Served blind this was guessed to be Warre 1994. 89/100.
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