1970 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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TLW
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1970 Graham

Post by TLW » 12:02 Sun 27 Mar 2016

Oporto bottled.

Drank this with a few friends in Tokyo after a wonderful dinner of roast lamb, potatoes and vegetables.

Decanted about 10 hours before drinking.

Still about 70% opaque, rich nose of currant. Full bodied, slightly peppery, great length, with still a fair amount of tannin. Absolutely magnificent (have had a couple recently that were a bit off); port as it should be. It still has lots of time, and whilst it might yet get better, it may be approaching its peak. My wife and I converted a couple more people to vintage port. I didn't even make it to the excellent aged cheddar that one guest brought (it disappeared rather quickly as well).

The 1980 Sandeman that I served with it was very pleasant, and would have shown well on its own, but was a step down nonetheless.

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