1970 Graham

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Cockburn 1900
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1970 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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Martinez 1985
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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by benread » 09:53 Thu 21 Apr 2016

Decanted at 7am. Now has a busy day ahead of it!

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Vintage 1970!

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by flash_uk » 12:54 Wed 27 Apr 2016

30% opacity, red-brown, orange-yellow rim. Hints of menthol and tobacco. Lovely syrupy mouthfeel, tingling heat mid to late palate. Muted oranges with a long long aftertaste. Very nice indeed, very true to G70 traditions.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by AHB » 22:32 Tue 24 May 2016

Brick red appearance, 50% opaque. Sweet fruit on the nose, a nose which is well developed and attractive. Smooth entry, full of rich and sweet fruit. The palate has a wonderful complexity with faint hints of tannins giving a slight dustiness to the fruit. Delicious on the finish, fruity and full of flavour. A bottle showing well. 93/100.
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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