2008 Graham Quinta dos Malvedos SQVP

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2008 Graham Quinta dos Malvedos SQVP

Post by JacobH » 22:37 Sun 06 Dec 2020

Opaque purple. Fading a bit on the edges to dark purple but still very dark. Lovely concentrated blackcurrants on the nose. Quite elegant too. In the mouth, good blackcurrants, again. Quite strong tannins. Very robust but with a gentle edge (iron fist in a velvet glove territory). Good acidity. The sweetness is balanced rather than strong. This is really enjoyable but needs a few more years.

Tasted at: Graham 200 Tasting with Anthony and Tom Symington

Date: 2nd December 2020

Rated*: C-

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* A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: N—No; P—Possibly; or C—Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.
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