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1960 GRAHAM'S Vintage Port

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13 7 £87.00 28d 5h ago
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closed 24/04/2019, 05:50 PM

Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Fortified, 1960 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Douro, Portugal
Fill level: Base of Neck (BN)Question Mark Grape variety:

From the depths of a Dorset country house cellar. Covered in dust/crud.
Through the very black glass it is just possible to see the level with a very strong torchlight at base of neck.

This is - as the label states - a bottling by Grants of St James. The black wax seal is intact bar a couple of chips and the 1960 vintage is clearly visible.

"Now fully mature with a lovely translucence. Ethereal, delicate bouquet becoming rich and tangy. Still very sweet with a good length and aftertaste. High alcohol content and an exquisite crystallised violet end flavour. Score: 4 Stars" - Michael Broadbent

Some Cellartracker comments:

6/3/2016 - ROBSECONTI@AOL.COM WROTE: 93 Points
May have committed a bit of "infanticide" here. Decanted for 2 hours (and left a little overnight). Very clear light carmel color. Nose of Asian spices, cigar box and something floral I can't place. Delicate body, and even a bit feminine but a truly gorgeous glass of port. Definitely has the ability to remain in top form for many more years in the cellar. Glad to have a couple more left!

5/1/2016 - DAVID J COOPER WROTE: 95 Points
Harrod's Bottling. Clear light brown. Very tertiary nose, floral and earthy with hints of exotic spices and tea. Delicious flavours, tea, dried fruit and mineral. Very soft finish.

12/7/2015 - JOHNEAGLE LIKES THIS WINE: 95 Points
Given the age - outstanding. Quite delicate, but a perfect glass of old port. Bravo!

8/24/2015 - COFIDIS2 LIKES THIS WINE: 95 Points
Decanted about 3 hours. Soft and sweetly textured with loads of Christmas cake spices, cigar box, and dried fruit. The long similar finish didn't disappoint. A wonderful VP that is fully mature and on a good plateau where it should remain for many more years.
95 Points

4/3/2015 - COFIDIS2 WROTE: 93 Points
Decanted 4 hours. I can't recall having this for about 4-5 years, if not longer. A sweet attractive nose of spices, leather, lavender, and dried cherries. The sweet palate still retains just a hint of fruit over laid with allspice, cigar tobacco, and some eucalyptus. A subtle and long finish caps off this fully mature Vintage Port. While I don't see this getting better from here, well stored bottles are on a nice plateau where they should stay for another 5-10 years before slowly sliding into a more tawny phase.

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Payment methods: bank transfer
Returns policy: None
The wine can be collected: From postcode BA22, Somerset, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Via PARCELFORCE 48h, single bottles via Royal Mail. All packed in 'mail safe' special boxes by The Wine Box Co.
Shipping paid by: buyer
Cost of delivery: 1 bottle £12, 2 bottles £14, 3-12 bottles £16 & 13-24 bottles £20 to mainland Britain. Elsewhere, please ask for a quote.
Delivers to UK and Singapore
Other countries delivered to: Worldwide, but not USA, all too complicated...
Insurance options: None

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