Graham's LBV?

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Graham's LBV?

Postby Bert VD     » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:24 am

I've seen Graham's LBV 2011 in a local supermarket (for about 15 euro).

but there is no tasting note about this port in the database. and almost none from any recent vintages.
any info on the Graham LBV's? are they top quality like their vintages? comparable in style to any other brands?

the bottle doesn't mention if it is filtered or not but i guess it is. i will probably get it anyway for that price [cheers.gif]
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Re: Graham's LBV?

Postby Jasper A. » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:12 am

You should get it for that price. It is a decent LBV, not the best but still realy nice. When i checked my notes i saw that i gave the Graham's LBV 2011 90 points.
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Re: Graham's LBV?

Postby Andy Velebil     » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:00 am

I had some on the plane ride home from Portugal this year. Lufthansa Business had it by the 1/2 bottle. It's very nice and full of young fruit and some moderate tannins. Nothing out of this world, but a perfectly good daily LBV to drink in the nearer term. Sorry by the ride home I was done taking notes and just enjoyed it.
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Re: Graham's LBV?

Postby John M.     » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:36 am

I, too, find Graham's LBVs middle of the road. Good, enjoyable but by now means in the top class. I have a single 2011 in my cellar.
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Re: Graham's LBV?

Postby Thomas V     » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:22 pm

I've tried it too and find it mediocre.

I'd prefer Quevedo, DR, Fonseca, Crasto, Niepoort or Ferreira ahead of it by quite a lot . If those are available to you I would go with any of those.
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Re: Graham's LBV?

Postby John M.     » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:46 am

Thomas V wrote:I've tried it too and find it mediocre.

I'd prefer Quevedo, DR, Fonseca, Crasto, Niepoort or Ferreira ahead of it by quite a lot . If those are available to you I would go with any of those.


I concur on the Quevedo, Crasto & Niepoort. Have never had a DR. Had one Ferreira and a middle grade so not enough evidence. Fonseca I find middle of the road. I would add Warre's and Smith Woodhouse as top level.
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Re: Graham's LBV?

Postby Moses Botbol     » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:07 am

Grahams may be my least favorite Symington LBV.
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Re: Graham's LBV?

Postby Bert VD     » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:29 am

thanks everyone :-)
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Re: Graham's LBV?

Postby Roy Hersh     » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:12 pm

Bert,

Didi you see the article on 2011 LBV's in the newsletter?
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Re: Graham's LBV?

Postby Bert VD     » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:32 pm

you made me remember i didn't read the newsletter as i didn't have time for it when it came out. so i just went back to it and read the article. thanks! :-)
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