1970 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Cockburn 1900
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1970 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 13:25 Tue 17 Feb 2015

On Monday 9th February 2015, in the Green Room at the Boot & Flogger, we tasted Port with a theme of ‘Seventies’.

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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 16:07 Fri 20 Feb 2015

G70 (CPR), decanted 07:00. Dark red, 60% opaque. Nose of dark red cherry. Palate lovely, soft, white pepper. Spiced delicious soft red Port.

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1970 Graham

Post by AHB » 23:06 Thu 26 Feb 2015

Deep red with a solid core; 70% opaque. Subdued nose, slightly dirty and sharp. Hesitant on entry, slow to deliver but does gradually build up to a deep and luscious rich fruit driven mid-palate that is stunningly concentrated and supported by lovely gentle tannins. The combination delivers a big palate. Some heat lasts and persists through the early finish that is huge, spicy, very lively and massively long. Big port, but pity about the nose. Served blind this was guessed to be Taylor 1977. 90/100. Decanted 12 hours.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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