1983 Graham

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Alex Bridgeman
Graham’s 1948
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1983 Graham vintage port

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Good colour, transparent centre and no sign of bricking. Perhaps a hint of VA on the nose, but a complex mix of mature fruits and violets. Surprisingly dry for a Graham on entry, with lots of fruit in the wine but with strong tannins still showing. Good complexity in the mouth as well as on the nose, with the tannins fading quickly to leave a great mix of sweet cranberry and red licorice. The licorice comes through strongly on the aftertaste. My only criticism is that the aftertaste fades more quickly than I would have hoped. Currently this is good port, but not great port. 90/100. Tasted 27/11/08.
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!
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RonnieRoots
Fonseca 1980
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Re: 1983 Graham vintage port

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Hm, I have a bottle of this port here in Muscat waiting for a good occasion. I sincerely hope it won't show any VA.
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