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Graham's - Graham's Port 1970

Information

  • Country: Portugal
  • Wine Region: Douro
  • Wine Maker: Peter & Charles Symington
  • Grape: Port Blend
  • Alcohol Percentage: 20%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink: 2004 - 2025
Duty/Vat Paid
Limited Stock: (4 btls)
WA: 93 (1997) VS: 90 (1997) JR: 17.5 to 18.5 (1997) WS: 95 (1997)

Description

Graham's is one of the finest wines of this year, showing all the very best characteristics of the rich 1970 Vintage. There is an excellent deep, garnet red colour at the heart of the glass. On the nose this wine reveals a rich intensity of caramelised fruit and coffee. This wine is perfectly harmonised, round and soft, yet with a certain grip, and presents huge length on the palate.

Winery Information

Graham's

Established in 1820, W & J Graham is one of the most famous names in the Port trade and has long been synonymous with the greatest Vintage Ports. The Symington family acquired the company from the Graham family in 1970, so today Graham?s remains a wholly family-owned firm. At the heart of Graham?s Port is the famous Quinta dos Malvedos in the upper reaches ofthe Douro Valley.The old winery was completely renovated in 2000 and is now equipped with three revolutionaryrobotic lagares that ?tread?.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (1997)93 pts

Wine Advocate # 126. Jan 2000. Reviewer : Robert Parker. Blackberries, licorice, and melted asphalt stand out in this full-bodied, beautifully made vintage port's moderately intense bouquet. It is not one of the great Graham's ports, and is less sweet than normal, but it is full-bodied, rich, concentrated, and impressive. Drink: 2004 - 2025.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (1997)90 pts

May/June 00. By Stephen Tanzer. Deep, saturated ruby. Subtle, complex, lively aromas of blackberry, flowers, licorice, spices and mint. Rich, supple and concentrated, if not as supersweet or densely structured as some outstanding recent vintages of Graham. But this nicely balanced port boasts lovely mouthwatering vinosity and enough backbone for medium-term aging. Finishes spicy and very long, with strong black fruit flavors. An easygoing style of Graham. 

JancisRobinson.com (1997)17.5 to 18.5 pts

Published : 23-Aug-2005. Deep crimson. Thick, sweet and concentrated. Round and full and unctuous. Lots of macerated prunes and confidence. Lively and dense with real richness but a correct structure. Some floral notes and some dry tannins on the finish. Not quite married but a definite tea flavour. Dry finish. When to drink : 2011 to 2023. Score  17.5 Published : 24-Aug-2005. Deep, blackish crimson. Intriguing, complex liquorice density on the nose, and massive sweetness and tannins. Vibrant. When to drink : 2015 to 2030. Score  18.5

Wine Spectator (1997)95 pts

Issue: Web Only - 2008. Plum and blackberry on the nose, with hints of dried violets. Wet earth. Full-bodied, medium-sweet, very chewy and rich. Long and caressing. Still very tight. Give it time. Very layered and structured. Much better than I remember. Impressive. '77/'85/'97 blind Port retrospective. Best after 2010. 3,100 cases imported. ?JS.