Graham 2004 Crusted: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Graham 2004 Crusted. Apologies if the notes are brief (or non-existent); they are mainly recorded for my benefit with public distribution being a secondary priority!

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The Notes

Tasting 1

Notes: A measure more purple than the 2006 Graham’s LBV. Fading to red on edge. Very good nose with good stewed fruit. In the mouth, slightly hard work. Gritty tannins. Some black cherries. Shortish aftertaste. Less sweetness than one might expect. Not very typically “Graham’s”, particularly compared to the LBV.

Tasted at: Davy’s Tasting at the Woolgate

Date: 14th November 2013

Rated*: P+

Tasting 2

No notes recorded.

Tasted at: “Life on the Douro” Screening

Date: 2nd April 2012

No rating.

* 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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