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Graham's 1948

Tasting Notes

Neal Martin critic

Robert Parker source
2015 tasting note year

The 1948 Graham Vintage Port was tasted alongside the behemoth that is the '48 Taylor's and to be honest, there was mere cigarette paper between the two. The difference was more in personality, this Grahams more feminine and understated, prioritizing finesse and elegance over horsepower. The nose is utterly seductive with vestiges of brambly red fruit, cigar box, dried herbs and just a touch of VA importing fieriness after a few minutes in the glass. The palate is very refined with subtle tannin, detailed and poised with faded but filigree tannin. There is something a little foursquare about this Graham: correct but nuanced. There is not a hair out of place on the finish, a Vintage Port this is utterly composed, self-aware of its grace. This postwar Port will continue to give pleasure for a number of years yet depending on provenance. Tasted May 2015.

Score: 97 points

Peter Symington critic

SFE source
2006 tasting note year

Rich coffee/caramel flavour. Incredibly concentrated and rich, almost syrup like in its intensity. Graham's 1948 is a truly magical Vintage with great class and power, still youthful in colour and showing continuing ageing potential. This wine confirmed Graham's as a first division Vintage house.

Jancis Robinson MW critic

www.jancisrobinson.com source
2005 tasting note year

I am still mentally wallowing in what was probably the single finest wine I was lucky enough to drink (none of this tasting lark) over the holidays - a well-kept bottle of Graham's 1948… This was sublime… It was a stomping, attention-grabbing, tub-thumping, speechifying port full not just of violets and liquorice and prunes, but also of grainy exture and vitality. Everything seemed in balance and yet I would not be surprised if it were still going stong in 20 or even 30 years' time.

Serena Sutcliffe MW critic

A Century of Vintage Port (pub 2002 Sotheby's) source
2002 tasting note year

Pure compote of fruit nose. Real roses on the taste. So sweet and gummy. Alcohol at the end. Extraordinary middle richness. Perfection. This is all-enveloping and immensely aromatic and the richness is impressive

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book pub 2002) source
2002 tasting note year

Warm, open and inviting rosehip colour. Delicious fruit, fig, crisp, liquorice. Failry sweet, lean but lovely with hot finish.

Score: 5 stars

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book pub 2002) source
1958 tasting note year

First tasted ten years after the vintage when it was immensely deep and magnificent. I have made over 20 consistently good notes since then…

Score: 5 Stars

More about Graham's

To learn more about Graham's here on The Vintage Port Site, read a concise Profile of the Graham's Brand, and detailed viticultural profiles of four of the key Graham's properties:  Quinta dos Malvedos, Quinta do Tua, Quinta das Lages and Quinta da Vila Velha.  If you would like to learn even more about Graham's history and the full range of Ports styles offered, visit the Graham's website.  Finally, if you will be in Porto, be sure to visit us at the Graham's Lodge across the river in Vila Nova de Gaia for a tour and tasting.

See details of other years in which this wine was made

  1. 2011
  2. 2007
  3. 2003
  4. 2000
  5. 1997
  6. 1994
  7. 1991
  8. 1985
  9. 1983
  10. 1980
  11. 1977
  12. 1975
  13. 1970
  14. 1966
  15. 1963
  16. 1960
  17. 1955
  18. 1945
  19. 1942
  20. 1935
  21. 1927
  22. 1924
  23. 1920
  24. 1917
  25. 1912
  26. 1908
  27. 1904
  28. 1901
  29. 1897
  30. 1896
  31. 1894
  32. 1892
  33. 1890


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