Graham's First Flight 2003

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Graham's First Flight 2003

Post by DRT » 23:57 Tue 03 Oct 2017

Tasting note required from travellers...
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Re: Graham's First Flight 2003

Post by Andy Velebil » 14:03 Wed 04 Oct 2017

What airports are the question? Anyone know the price?

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Re: Graham's First Flight 2003

Post by flash_uk » 15:43 Wed 04 Oct 2017

Will take a look in LHR T5 when I fly in the next month.

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Re: Graham's First Flight 2003

Post by SCP » 23:10 Mon 09 Oct 2017

Not visible at LHR T5 when I passed through this week, no change from the normal selection.

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Re: Graham's First Flight 2003

Post by Axel P » 07:06 Thu 12 Oct 2017

Did not find it in T2 in LHR.
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Re: Graham's First Flight 2003

Post by AHB » 14:02 Thu 12 Oct 2017

Still not in T5. The only port for sale is in the duty free shop and is a dull choice of bottles:
Graham 2012 LBV (filtered) @ £14.39
Graham 10yo tawny @ £16.49
Cockburn Special Reserve @ £12.30 (for a litre)
Kopke 10yo tawny @ £19.99
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Re: Graham's First Flight 2003

Post by AHB » 17:39 Sun 12 Nov 2017

Not in T2 this afternoon. Only the usual overpriced offers.
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Re: Graham's First Flight 2003

Post by SCP » 01:21 Tue 11 Dec 2018

Spotted at Heathrow T5 today. Priced at £39.99.

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Post by Andy Velebil » 02:17 Tue 11 Dec 2018

SCP wrote:Spotted at Heathrow T5 today. Priced at £39.99.
In early October I bought a bottle during my layover at Frankfurt airport. Haven’t opened it yet. Will post a note when I do (sometime soon).


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Re: Graham's First Flight 2003

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

Tonight I finally opened my bottle. I'll post here then cross post to it's own TN. 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 constant 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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Re: Graham's First Flight 2003

Post by jdaw1 » 09:58 Mon 24 Dec 2018

SCP wrote:
01:21 Tue 11 Dec 2018
Spotted at Heathrow T5 today. Priced at £39.99.
Andy Velebil wrote:
06:58 Mon 24 Dec 2018
Bought at Frankfurt airport in October 2018 for, IIRC, 35 Euros.
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Re: Graham's First Flight 2003

Post by AHB » 17:02 Thu 27 Dec 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
09:58 Mon 24 Dec 2018
SCP wrote:
01:21 Tue 11 Dec 2018
Spotted at Heathrow T5 today. Priced at £39.99.
Andy Velebil wrote:
06:58 Mon 24 Dec 2018
Bought at Frankfurt airport in October 2018 for, IIRC, 35 Euros.
:-(
I blame Brexit.
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Re: Graham's First Flight 2003

Post by akzy » 09:43 Fri 28 Dec 2018

Just seen at Bucharest Otopeni Airport... €46!
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