Graham 20-Year-Old Tawny: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Graham 20-Year-Old Tawny. 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

No notes recorded.

Tasted at: “Life on the Douro” Screening

Date: 2nd April 2012

No rating.


Tasting 2

Notes: Good mix of fresh and dried fruit. Good complexity. Very enjoyable.

Date: 4th January 2020

Rated*: P+


Tasting 3

Notes: Orange in the centre but fading to the edge. Limited nose. Some orange and toffee. In the mouth, very unctuous. Limited fruit. Oranges again. Nice long aftertaste. Good but not spectacular.

Tasted at: Graham 200 Tasting with Anthony and Tom Symington

Date: 2nd December 2020

Rated*: P

* 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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