1985 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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flash_uk
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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1985 Graham

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We gathered to see how the ports of five major houses from the early 80s were faring.

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flash_uk
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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60% opacity, warm red. Strawberries on the nose. Great balance and structure, full, velvety, red fruit, strawberries. Lovely port. One of the best G85 I have tasted.
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Alex Bridgeman
Graham’s 1948
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Deep red colour, not youthful but equally without any bricking; 90% opaque. Gentle nose bringing some spiced cranberry jelly. The palate has surprising levels of tannin mixed in with the sweet and surprisingly youthful fruit. This is lovely on the mid-palate with lots of restrained fruit. The fruit leads on the aftertaste that grows well to deliver a red jelly-bean finish and a great length. 90/100.
Top Ports in 2022: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port. I cried with joy.

2023: Fonseca 1966. There are not many better Ports.
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Cockburn 1851
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G85. Dark red, 65% opaque. Palate of both red and black fruit, and well balanced sweetness. Very long.
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