1963 Graham

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jdaw1
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1963 Graham VP

Post by jdaw1 » 16:08 Sun 03 Feb 2008

1963 Graham, part of a 1963 horizontal At my father’s in Sussex, on Saturday 2nd February 2008.

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Post by jdaw1 » 21:04 Sun 03 Feb 2008

A very fine port indeed, and my number three of this horizontal. The Graham was mid-red, with surprisingly little to the nose. But the mouthfeel was a huge sticky perfectly-melded sugar-and-fruit thing that lasted ages and ages and longer in the mouth. Great stuff. Alas I have but one more bottle of it.

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2nd Feb 2008: Graham 1963 cork

Post by jdaw1 » 21:14 Tue 05 Feb 2008

Graham 1963 cork
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Post by John Danza » 06:01 Wed 06 Feb 2008

Thanks for the notes Julian. I have only one bottle left of the '63 Graham and have been waiting for a good opportunity to open it. I'm glad it's still holding up well.

I've held on to this bottle because it and its mate were the first bottles of VP I ever purchased when I got really interested in wine back around 1990. I bought them at the first auction I attended.

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Post by AHB » 21:06 Mon 11 Feb 2008

Decanted for 5 hours. Pale rim, coloured but transparent centre. Nose is subdued with menthol over a cherry centre. Fat entry, tannins come though immediately before rich and sweet Christmas cake. The tannins also drive the aftertaste with a quick dry burst on the cheeks when you swallow and leave a long and lingering aftertaste that just grabs your mouth and doesn't let go. Magnificent port. 9/9 or 96/100. Drunk 2/2/08.
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Post by Axel P » 08:40 Wed 13 Feb 2008

It definitely was one of my winners of the Grahams tasting.

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