2024: May 14 - Graham

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Re: Graham, Tue 14 May 2024

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Thank you to Martin for arranging. Thank you to everyone for providing such interesting wines. Several of them were new to me and happily almost all of those new to me were truly lovely.
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Re: Graham, Tue 14 May 2024

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please can we have the scores sheet posted here. thanks
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Re: Graham, Tue 14 May 2024

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Score sheets:
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Re: Graham, Tue 14 May 2024

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thank you for this, very interesting the scores of the G60.

not surprised by the 83 for the younger than 80 scores, thought that the 97 might have done a little better.
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Re: Graham, Tue 14 May 2024

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A great night and perhaps the most consistently good vertical I have attended. Two bottles – the 63 and 70 were below par but on the other hand the 75 and 83 were the two best examples of these wines that I have drunk. The 97 is also going in the right direction.
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Re: Graham, Tue 14 May 2024

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That was fantastic. So many good Ports. even the few decisively less-good were still not bad. And the G48 was just magical.

Martin C.: thank you very much for arranging.
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Re: Graham, Tue 14 May 2024

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Being able to take part in a tasting like this one is a real privilege. Thank you Martin for taking on the challenge of organising it.

My highlight was the 1997. Probably the best bottle of 1997 from any producer that I have ever tasted. Perhaps I need to revisit my scepticism of this vintage...
Top Ports in 2023: Taylor 1896 Colheita, b. 2021. A perfect Port.

2024: Niepoort 1900 Colheita, b.1971. A near perfect Port.
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I'm finally home and catching up on notes and records.

This was a splendid evening! A vertical of Graham's Ports going all the way back to 1942?!? Fantastic.

Thank you, Martin, for organizing and for coordinating the date so that it would work with my vacation schedule.

I put my nickname at risk to say that this might have been the highlight tasting of the entire trip. The Symington 1966 vs 1970 held at Bomfim and hosted by Dominic does give it a run on the VP side, admittedly, but this one will be a core memory for a very long time.

The 1948 was spectacular. The 1945 was spectacular, just not quite as good. According to my notes I then had the 1942, 1966, 1983, 1985, 1994, and 2003 all essentially tied for 3rd. (Though I see that I gave the 1960 half a point above... there were so many good ones!)

I thought that the 1963, 1970, and 1985 all showed below potential, but that 1960 and 1975 both overperformed.

My scores ranged from 91 to 97, with the 91 going to the 1963. How often does something like that happen? My average score across 18 bottles was 93.55.
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