1960 Graham

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Cockburn 1900
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1960 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 23:33 Mon 18 Apr 2016

On Thursday 21st April 2016, the night before The Big Fortified Tasting, at the Boot & Flogger, we met for a double-vertical, Dow versus Graham.

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1960 Graham

Post by flash_uk » 12:39 Wed 27 Apr 2016

25% opacity, wonderful red-Amber with a copper rim. Nose of menthol and mint. Lovely gentle smooth entry, some heat mid palate which lingers into the finish. Some bite with the heat, and some faint hints of dried orange peel. At 56 years young, still retaining a fabulous structure. Wonderfully elegant. My WOTN.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1960 Graham

Post by AHB » 22:30 Tue 24 May 2016

UK bottled by an unknown bottler. Mature red in colour, lots of brick; 40% opaque. A gentle nose with lots of fruit that is attractive and interesting. Soft on the palate with mature fruit and a hint of rosemary. Big on the palate with firm tannins and good complexity. Dry on the finish with a bit more rosemary showing and tannins on the tongue before a sticky finish of candied fruits. 86/100.
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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