1977 Graham

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1977 Graham

Post by AHB » 22:07 Thu 04 Jan 2018

From the 2017 Berry Brothers Port Walk.

Evolved and mature appearance and colour, surprisingly only 10% opaque. A wonderful aroma pours out of the glass, spicy and complex; so easy to sniff for ages. Smooth entry onto the palate with some restraint at first but this builds and develops wonderfully to give sweet dried fruit that is beautifully integrated. This is much more youthful than the '66 but has so much more potential for future development — there are still hints of tannins! An explosion of flavour stuns on the aftertaste and the fabulous Graham Christmas cake finish has tremendous length. 94/100. 23-Nov-17.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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