1985 Graham

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Doggett
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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by Doggett » 13:09 Mon 30 Nov 2015

G85 A first 'quality check' taste earlier in the day was stunning... but on the main tasting I didn't have the same experience. It was big, fruity, long on the finish, but without the balance and poise I felt it had earlier. 90/91 points

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Graham’s 1970
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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by djewesbury » 15:56 Sun 06 Dec 2015

Hollow, with metallic astringency. It was unexpectedly dry. Was it corked? A little harsh, bitter.
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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1985 Graham

Post by AHB » 23:03 Sun 27 Dec 2015

Dark red and hinting at maturity; 50% opaque. A gentle nose of mature fruit, with the fruit sweet and rounded. Watery texture on entry, but the flavours develop well to deliver a sweet, fruit forward and fragrant palate. Delicious sweet cranberry aftertaste with a long and voluminous finish that has a lovely sweetness. 90/100.
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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