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Graham's 1963

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 3,90
Baumé: 3,2

Tasting Notes

SFE Tasting Room Team critic

SFE source
2013 tasting note year

Simply sublime, 50 years old and still so vital and complete. Shown in conjunction with the 2011 Vintage Ports, many critics noted the same ‘schistous’ aromatic notes associated with the 2011s. There were also wonderful aromas of tea-leaf and mint, bergamot and cinnamon and a seductive palate, complex and very, very refined. An absolute delight.

Richard Mayson critic

www.richardmayson.com source
2011 tasting note year

The last two bottles in the club’s cellar which we drank at the end of dinner: good mid-deep youthful colour, open, fragrant, floral but still showing its power and depth on the nose; rich and opulent in style retaining a lovely dark chocolate core. Fine and fresh with good gripping tannins and lovely gentle length - just as a top 1963 should be.

Score: 4 Stars/5 Stars

Richard Mayson critic

www.richardmayson.com source
2008 tasting note year

Good, deep youthful colour; tight-knit powerful nose, dark chocolate concentration, with more to give; similarly rich, tight-knit and powerful, spicy - peppery tannins and a cast iron superstructure. Sweet, complete and very fine.

Score: 5 Stars

Peter Symington critic

SFE source
2004 tasting note year

Power, dimension and real character are all hallmarkes of this most memorable Vintage. Even after 40 years the Graham's 1963 never fails to impress with it superbly balanced components of fruit, tannin and elegance. In 2004, this wine shows elegant rose petal aromas. The flavours are of concentrated caramelised fruit in perfect balance.

Serena Sutcliffe MW critic

A Century of Vintage Port (booklet, Sutcliffe, 2002 Sotheby's) source
2002 tasting note year

Really "roasted" nose. Cloves, roses and spices. So rich and voluptuous All-enveloping. Dark coffee, cassis. Raisins and Glorious Graham Glycerol - the three Gs! Another recent bottle had scented spices and very strong cloves on the nose. Extraordinary richness and voluptuousness. The alcohol is totally absorbed in the glycerol. Remarkable. So luscious and long-lasting. This wine just never fails.

Serena Sutcliffe MW critic

Decanter (magazine) source
1999 tasting note year

The Graham (Oporto bottled) had an amazingly strong cloves and scented spices nose and was extraordinarily rich and voluptuous, with the alcohol totally absorbed. It is a remarkable wine, so luscious and long lasting.

James Suckling critic

Vintage Port (book, Suckling, 1990) source
1989 tasting note year

This is a monumental wine with a great balance of fruit and tannin. Medium ruby with a garnet edge, enticing nose of bitter chocolate and plums, full-bodied, with chocolate and raspberry flavors, medium tannins and a very long finish.

Score: 97/100

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book, Broadbent, 2002) source
1985 tasting note year

Three dozen idyllic notes since 1965, no matter where or by whom bottled. [following comments, from context, apparently from 1980s] medium-deep, slightly plummy, maturing nicely. Sweet, rich, compact, slightly chocolatey bouquet. Very sweet compared to the '60 and '66, fairly full-bodied, chunky fruit, rich yet lissom, great power and penetration. Still with great potential for futher development.

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. 1960
  16. 1955
  17. 1948
  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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