2003 Graham's First Flight Colheita Port

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Andy Velebil
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2003 Graham's First Flight Colheita Port

Post by Andy Velebil » 06:58 Mon 24 Dec 2018

Tonight I finally opened my bottle. Bottled in 2017. Bought at Frankfurt airport in October 2018 for, IIRC, 35 Euros. The color is a medium/light ruby-tea color. A bit of a waxy and baked plum nose. The palate started out somewhat thick and lacking in acidity with a dominate flavor of baked plums. There's little complexity to this and the lack of acidity that continues throughout makes this very sweet and cloying. The finish is clipped and lacks any complexity to speak of. I have generally enjoyed the previous Graham's SHT's they've released. This one however, falls well short of the others. It is consistent with other 2003 tawny's I've tried, with one notable exception being the Quinta do Noval, in that this very ripe vintage has made very good VP's but, at least at this young stage, not so good tawny's.
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