1985 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
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1985 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 18:34 Mon 29 Oct 2007

The presence of Alex B. in New York triggered a tasting (arranged via this thread, and discussed in this review) to which:This thread contains the tasting notes for the Graham 1985.

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Post by Axel P » 21:25 Mon 29 Oct 2007

Guys, this sounds like a fabulous evening. All the best!

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G85

Post by jdaw1 » 05:09 Tue 30 Oct 2007

The second darkest (after the K85), and my second favourite, nosing of “heavy berries†. To taste heavy, gooey, long and rich with berry fruit. Classic G85. AHB thought it slightly corked (“some TCA†), though too slightly for my blunt nose.

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Post by g-man » 15:14 Tue 30 Oct 2007

I also thought this to be slightly corked.

There was a slight musty cardboard nose and taste when the wine sat in the glass.

the legs on this w ine was the best out of the bunch with a beautiful dark red ruby color.

The finish was a good 30 sec finish

rich sweet berries also a tinge of black pepper.

Had the best mouth coating ability and also was one of the thickest ports in the bunch.

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Post by AHB » 17:06 Wed 31 Oct 2007

Double decanted for 6 hours before serving. Lighter red colour, oranging on the rim. A high toned edge to the nose along with roasted courgette and a mustiness. There was some discussion as to whether this was corked or not - Jeff and I decided that it was although not too badly. However, I did find the flavours in the mouth showed the TCA quite distinctly. However, the aftertaste of this wine was quite something special - I shall definitely hunt one of these dawn to try it again.

Not given a rating by me due to the TCA but a wine that promised a huge amount.
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