1952 Graham Single Tawny

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1952 Graham Single Tawny

Post by jdaw1 » 23:19 Sat 05 Sep 2015

1952 Graham colheita
To commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exceeding the late Queen Victoria’s record time on the throne, a select band of us, some subjects of Her Majesty, some not so blessed, gathered in the Boot & Flogger to drink ‘Port Fit for a Queen’. We did well.

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Re: 1952 Graham colheita

Post by jdaw1 » 21:35 Thu 10 Sep 2015

G52 colheita (Fauna). The better of the two colheitas: richer, fuller, smoother, perfectly balanced. Even more heat and more acidity, though in (Flora) the acidity was more prominent. Bigger and better.

But it didn’t have a particularly distinctive taste. It was like a colheita, big and smooth and sweet, but devoid of any eccentric mark.
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=10257&p=94961#p94961]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:Johnny Symington sent two bottles of the Graham 1952 Single Harvest Tawny. This has been bottled from six pipes, and our two bottles (labelled ‘Flora’ and ‘Fauna’, which somebody correctly said should have been ‘Victoria’ and ‘Elizabeth’) were quite different. Flora was good Port. But Fauna was significantly better: sweeter, fuller, richer. We were told that, in bottling the 1952, the bottles did not specify which cask. The lesson was learnt, and subsequent Single Harvest Tawnies have identified the cask.

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