1961 Graham Malvedos

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1961 Graham Malvedos

Post by jdaw1 » 10:30 Wed 06 Apr 2016

Within the regulation week of DRT’s 51st birthday, we (DRT, JDAW, IDJ, AHB, THRA, SCD, CPR, ARM, and TC) brought “a bottle of VP, blind or sighted” to the Boot and Flogger.

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Re: 1961 Graham Malvedos

Post by AHB » 22:14 Tue 24 May 2016

Described on the label as Crusted 1961 but known to be a single vintage port from Malvedos. Mid-brown in colour, the colour of dark brown honey; 30% opaque. Almost nothing on the nose. Fresh acidity on entry with lots of sour apple and sour cherry but very acidic. Some heat from the acidity on the mid-palate and an attractive smokiness. Burnt matches on the aftertaste with lots of woodsmoke followed by a long finish that is bitter and acidic and ends in a burst of peppercorn. This came across as a port that is drying out, but still clinging to life. 81/100.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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