1983 Graham

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1983 Graham

Post by AHB » 18:15 Sun 23 Aug 2015

Deep red, no bricking but a mature pink rim; 90% opaque. Initially this smells of baby-sick! A swirl changes the smell to a sweet blackcurrant but with a warning hint of rosemary. Youthful fruit on entry; dry tannins sitting in a soft whitecurrant core. A nice balance on the palate but this will benefit from more time in the bottle. There is some heat on the aftertaste. A dry tannin-led sweet redcurrant start to the finish before a long and complex green-wood finish of great length. Fragrant but youthful port. 88/100.
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Taylor 1900
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Re: 1983 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 09:37 Fri 04 Sep 2015

G83. Dark red, 70% opaque. Palate rough. Behind the roughness was red fruit, but the whole thing ruined by the roughness.

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