Graham 40-Year-Old Tawny: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Graham 40-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

Notes: Brown fading to almost green. The nose is complex but distant. Does not give much away. Mouth has good acidity with some oranges (similar to the 20 year old). Good caramel flavours but not particularly sweet. This is a good wine but perhaps not as a good as some other 40 year olds.

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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