- Graham’s 1970
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- Joined: 20:01 Mon 31 Dec 2012
- Location: Belfast
A small group gathered at the Bung Hole for a blind tasting, DJ being in town for the evening. We were joined by two guests: AHB being able to join at the last minute, he was accompanied by Mrs B; DJ brought his friend Richard West.
The line-up of bottles was interesting: five were from the same year, three were the same wine and two were decanted from the same bottle.
Decanted at 11 am.
About 80% opaque, dark plum colour.
A dark, brambly nose.
This had a slight soapiness at first, but this seemed to relax through the evening. This was not showing much this evening.
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- Cockburn 1851
- Posts: 23469
- Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
- Location: London
F00, decanted 11am. Dark red, 90% opaque. Lovely balance of acidity and fruit. Maybe a hint light on tannin. Dark cherries; good length.
- Graham’s 1948
- Posts: 14705
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Opaque centre and a youthful appearance. Sharp nose, dominated by acidity and stewed fruit. Dark chocolate and black cherries on the palate, with gentle charcoal tannins supporting. Chocolatey aftertaste and finish of good length. The finish is really fine, but this comes across as a modest bodied port that will not be a long-lived bottle. Served blind this was guessed to be Vargellas 1991. 86/100.
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, except a good bottle of Fonseca 1927. Wow!