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

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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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Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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Re: 1977 Graham (Magnum)

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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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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.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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