1986 Graham Malvedos

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1986 Graham's Malvedos

Post by DRT » 02:29 Sun 21 Mar 2010

"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1986 Graham's Malvedos

Post by jdaw1 » 23:16 Mon 22 Mar 2010

Alas I was unable to take a tasting note of this port.

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Re: 1986 Graham's Malvedos

Post by Andy Velebil » 03:15 Wed 24 Mar 2010

jdaw1 wrote:Alas I was unable to take a tasting note of this port.
Go buy some, actually buy lots of it.

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Re: 1986 Graham's Malvedos

Post by DRT » 03:41 Wed 24 Mar 2010

Wine searcher is currently showing just one bottle available world-wide :shock:

The sad truth is that this wine has probably been drunk to near extinction before it had a chance to reach its full potential. Bummer.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1986 Graham's Malvedos

Post by JacobH » 13:10 Thu 25 Mar 2010

Extremely dark; perhaps twice as dark compared to the 1985 :shock: :shock:. Oldest wine to still have a notably tannic backbone. Massive nose, as with the 1987 but perhaps ever so slightly less fruit which is why I thought the 87 just pipped it.

A real shame that there is so little of this around that this is likely to be the only time most of us will be able to taste it.
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Re: 1986 Graham's Malvedos

Post by benread » 22:54 Thu 25 Mar 2010

On the night I wrote "Buy!". I am however enjoying a small glass tonight that was brought home in a sample bottle.

This is a big wine, with lots of fruit on the nose, and beautifully integrated to taste. In my humble opinion, it will only get better for many years to come, and I hope I can find some bottles to allow me to test that!

This was my wine of the night.
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Re: 1986 Graham's Malvedos

Post by DrDirk » 21:30 Sat 24 Apr 2010

This is a port juice: much too young. A fantastic port which needs some more time to develop all its finesse. Very, very good.
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1986 Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos Vintage Port

Post by Andy Velebil » 05:15 Fri 30 Jul 2010

1986 Graham’s Malvedos Vintage Port:
Still such youthful dark colors, darker than the 1985, with a tight nose only later giving up some deep dark fruit. Dense chewy tannins immediately assail the palate and never seem to stop. Lovely dark berries and pepper are still very much in their infancy. The one thing which really stood out was how fresh this was, showing more like 2000 VP. This has a long way to go before it matures and one of the better showings of this I’ve had in a while. I was torn between 95-96 points and couldn’t decide. So my score stands at 95-96 points.

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