1980 Graham

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jdaw1
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1980 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: 1980 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 10:19 Thu 21 Apr 2016

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=99343#p99343]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:1980 Graham decanted 09:45. Nose not quite perfect — but there is some time yet.

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Re: 1980 Graham

Post by flash_uk » 13:03 Wed 27 Apr 2016

75% opacity, dark red. Some heat across the palate, dry fruit - strawberry and damsons. Heads toward a tannic finish with some heat. Quite sharp alcohol. Re-reading this note, it sounds a tad harsh, while I recall enjoying the G80. Again like the D80 I think this one will become a superstar. Buy some more.

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Re: 1980 Graham

Post by AHB » 22:33 Tue 24 May 2016

Dark brick red, 80% opaque. A sweet red wine-gum nose that is surprisingly floral. Balanced and poised entry with red raspberry jelly offset by strong tannins. Nicely balanced on the palate and pleasantly youthful. Fruit dominates the aftertaste giving a jelly bean length of tremendous duration. A great port with power and balance. 93/100.
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