2nd visit with this btl, as impressive as before. Needed a couple hours open before it hit the sweet spot. Complex, layered, salty and deeply mineral. Textural, engaging palate, lengthy and serious for its price. Peach skin, Mirabelle plum, pineapple, orange zest, salt, crushed rocks, green almond, custard, tea leaves. Generous with its ample fruit and imprint on the palate, but restrained and finely etched acid bring the nuance, balanced. — 5 days ago
The nose on this tawny Port is so full of raisins and hot caramel it can mean nothing except dessert. The palate reaffirms that feeling, with a sweet taste which brings a little savory along for the ride. There’s enough acidity to make pairing possible, maybe with a slice of pumpkin or pecan pie. — 10 days ago
Heck of a hosting by @Weston Eidson last night for the City Club wine group. All wines were tasted blind.
Wonderful finish to the evening. It didn’t have as much sweetness to it as I normally think Graham’s does. Mixed berry compote, graham cracker, nutty, and cherry liqueur infused fig. My guess here was late 80s/early 90s port. — 4 days ago
Wednesday Wine Committee hosted by Dan. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. Tasted blind as usual.
Not as sweet as Graham’s. New producer to me. I guessed early-mid ‘90s port. More overripe fruit (blueberry, blackberry jam, cherry liqueur), and less graham cracker/cocoa notes than others. Seemed both young and old. Still ascending. — 7 days ago
God knows what's in here but it's well rounded and deep. All of Dirk's wines are universally adored and I do t think this is any exception to that rule. Power and fruit. — 14 days ago