1963 Graham

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jdaw1
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1963 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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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 09:17 Thu 21 Apr 2016

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=99339#p99339]Here[/url] AHB wrote:Dow 1980 and Graham 1963 both decanted at 05.30 today.

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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by flash_uk » 12:45 Wed 27 Apr 2016

10% opacity, butterscotch. Nose tawnied, veering toward varnish. Tasted wrong, not undrinkable but a very sharp bitter edge. Various theories on the source of the failings. I suspect some combination of heat and light at play.

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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by AHB » 22:31 Tue 24 May 2016

Bottled by Grants of St James. Golden orange in colour with a straw coloured rim. Soft on the nose with a hint of quince jam or perhaps apricot jam. Dirty entry with a little apricot jam and a touch of acidity to balance. The dirtiness runs through to the mid-palate and brings a lot of dust in the apricot jam. Languid afterataste with a persistent dried apricot and a long sweet finish. A poor bottle. 88/100.
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