1977 Graham

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 23:07 Thu 15 Nov 2012

G77. Red, hint of orange, 40% opaque. Nose had menthol. To taste soft red fruit, with a hint of Taylor-esque grit. Strawberries came late. Lovely port.

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Re: 1977 Graham

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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by griff » 11:28 Sat 24 Nov 2012

Semi-opaque plum colour showing. Looks young. Closed nose. Soft, rounded palate that had length. Excellent port and the best of the 70's. Even then I don't think it will hit the heights of the 60's. Then again, it has been backward for many years and the colour is young.

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Re: 1977 Graham

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 18:27 Sun 25 Nov 2012

Mature red colour, but light - only 20% opaque. Fairly empty on the nose. Sweet fruit on entry, with the fruit becoming more lively and revealing gentle tannin and strong acidity. Delicious palate, tending towards elegance rather than power. Sweet and elegant initially, but then a big burst of heat before an enjoyable finish. Somewhat unbalanced - if port does go through cycles of opening up and shutting down, perhaps the G77 is about to go into a closed period. 87/100
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