Graham 2006 LBV: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Graham 2006 LBV. 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: Notably darker than the Taylor’s 2005 LBV. Dark, and tannic in the mouth, it so dense as to require more time in the bottle. This seems a bit of a change from other LBVs I have tried from Graham’s, which I hope is a good thing.

Tasted at: Big Fortified Tasting, London

Date: 7th April 2011

Rated*: P+

Tasting 2

Notes: Opaque purple centre. Pinky rim. Lots of fruit on nose. Quite peppery. Some toffeeish finish to the nose. In the mouth immediate tannic grip. Strong red fruit. Red currants, perhaps? Longish aftertaste. Not of VP quality but very good LBV; perhaps the best filtered LBV?

Tasted at: Davy’s Tasting at the Woolgate

Date: 14th November 2013

Rated*: C-

Tasting 3

No notes recorded.

Tasted at: “Life on the Douro” Screening

Date: 2nd April 2012

No rating.

Tasting 4

No notes recorded.

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 weighted slightly by their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port might receive a C rating for Certainly good which it might not were it to be a Vintage Port. 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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