1963 Graham

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1963 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 20:43 Sat 02 Apr 2016

On Friday 1st April 2016 Daniel Jewesbury and his friend Mark O., Miguel Simoes and his friend Daniel Ron, Jay Hack, and Arlene and Stephan Bassett gathered in Lupulo (835 Sixth Avenue at 29th Street, NY 10001-4101) to sample some Graham’s vintages.

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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 22:55 Sat 02 Apr 2016

[url=http://theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=99087#p99087]Here[/url] J a y H a c k wrote:1963 Graham Porto Vintage - Portugal, Douro, Porto
A bit on the thin and light side. Less than I expected but not a bad wine. I think this was just not the best bottle. Fruit driven and not overly advanced. The bottle looked like it had been through a war, but I do not know what to make of that. In lesser company, this might have been higher rated. but in the company of the other wines we had, this was not notable. (89 pts.)



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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by djewesbury » 14:41 Tue 05 Apr 2016

Honeyish in the nose. I sensed some flatness and asked if anyone thought it was corked. Nobody did. As my guest Mark, an audio expert, put it very cannily, this lacked mid-range. I thought this was a brilliant description: the bass was there, with the dense body one would expect, and the high top notes, with tobacco and light fruits, but there was none of the middle that would have made this really outstanding. A disappointment; but as Jay says, on another night it might have been outstanding.
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