1897 Graham

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1897 Graham

Post by AHB » 01:28 Sat 16 Dec 2017

Deep orange colour with a green rim, 20% opaque. Gentle marmalade on the nose together with a kick of whisky. An immediate sensation of gentle toffee and coffee, swiftly followed by a huge burst of bitter juniper and clover honey. Big in flavour, dry and full of bitter orange oil. Very hot aftertaste with the alcohol showing very strongly but this quickly fades to leave the bitter marmalade sensation of infinite length. A fantastic snapshot of history, alive and vigorous. 93/100. Drunk 10-Oct-17. Decanted 20 hours.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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