1977 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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1977 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 16:31 Sun 29 Jan 2017

1977 Graham (Magnum)
An oversize crowd—possible because the bottles were all Magnums and Tappit Hens—gathered on Wednesday 1st February 2017 at the Boot and Flogger, to taste these large-format 1977s.

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flash_uk
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 1977 Graham (Magnum)

Post by flash_uk » 12:22 Thu 02 Mar 2017

70% opacity, dark red. Muted nose, vegetal hints. Hot, spicy entry, tannic along the palate, dark fruits. Lacks freshness, acidity.

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Alex Bridgeman
Constantino 1927
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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 20:45 Sun 02 Apr 2017

Deep brick-red colour, 80% opaque. Rather closed on the nose, showing a little spice and old library dust. Youthful on entry, very hot and spiced with a massive dose of acidity. A little slightly smokey sweet fruit gradually builds up on the late palate. The fruit is full of cracked black pepper, which even dominates the aftertaste before allowing a slight grassy twist through on the finish. Overall this is rather hot and unbalanced. 86/100. Decanted 3½ hours.
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