Wednesday Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. Blind as usual.
With how youthful this was, I was surprised not only at the amount of sediment I had, but the size of the flakes! Because of that, I went the LBV route. Cran-raisins, creamy espresso, stewed raspberries and blackberries, baked graham cracker cherry pie and very small traces of heat. — 6 days ago
Dark plums perfect with chocolate or Gorgonzola — 14 days ago
One of the very few bottles brought back from Portugal 5 years ago. Amazingly fresh. Caramel, honeydew, raisin, toffee, hint of cigar, mint, and roasted nuts. Perfect balance between sweetness and acidity. Full but not thick, voluptuous yet sublime.
I hope to take my 3rd trip to Portugal in the not too distant future. — a month 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. — a month 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. — a month ago
Smooth, not too sweet. Compliment to curry dish — 12 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. — a month ago