1977 Graham

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jdaw1
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1977 Graham

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Ronnie Roots travelled to London, and joined us, on Tuesday 26th February 2013, in Davy’s at Canary Wharf, London E14 4DH.

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Re: 1977 Graham from Tappit Hen

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G77, from Tappit Hen. Apparently this had gone into bottle soon after the TH was opened, and refrigerated to arrest development.

Red, 35% opaque. This wine started horribly stinky ‟meat stink”, I wrote. After 90 minutes the stink blew off, exposing lovely juice. Soft, sweet texture. Cherries. Good weight. Dry throughout palate, with red cherry. Initially horrible, then lovely.
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Re: 1977 Graham from Tappit Hen

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Review, presumably from same bottle with 72 hours less (fewer? apostrophe? too late) decant, here

On this night, despite jdaw1's glass of this port smelling significantly better with the benefit of 90 minutes in glass, my samples from two separate glasses (both clean) were both unbearably foul smelling. NR.
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Re: 1977 Graham from Tappit Hen

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This was indeed a sample from the Tappit Hen that had been opened the previous week.

Mature appearance, slight bricking on the rim; 40% opaque. A touch smelly and alcoholic on the nose, not particularly attractive. Nice texture, but a little hollow on entry, somewhat lacking in fruit but with a reasonable structure. Air and work on the palate released an attractive cranberry - dry, spicy and with generous Christmas cake. A slight harsh burst on the aftertaste, then a long and dry finish. Still a fine wine (from a Tappit Hen opened 6 days previously but kept at cool cellar temperature). 90/100. Drunk 26-Feb-13. Decanted 6 days.
Top Ports in 2023: Taylor 1896 Colheita, b. 2021. A perfect Port.

2024: Niepoort 1900 Colheita, b.1971. A near perfect Port.
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