1977 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply
User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
Posts: 20590
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

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.

Links:

User avatar
flash_uk
Dow 1980
Posts: 2763
Joined: 20:02 Thu 13 Feb 2014
Location: London

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.

User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11947
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: 1977 Graham

Post by AHB » 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.
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

Post Reply