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Graham's 1970

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 21%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4,05
Baumé: 3,9

Tasting Notes

Richard Mayson critic source
2011 tasting note year

Still deep for its age, rich, classic nose, extra dark chocolate, very sweet in the Graham style with dark chocolate concentration of flavour, lovely grip, broad tannins and a rich broad finish. Outstanding wine for the long term. Drink with pleasure for the next thirty years or more!

Score: 19/20

Roy Hersh critic source
2011 tasting note year

This was the first Vintage Port produced as the Symingtons purchased the firm from the Graham’s brothers in 1970. James Symington (Rupert’s father) actually made this very first vintage under the new ownership. I’ve always been a huge fan of this particular Graham’s and it is up there with other exalted Ports like Nacional, Fonseca & Taylor which is rarified territory in this brilliant vintage. This particular bottle was exemplary, a really fine showing; with an amazingly youthful appearance and a hedonistic, silky mouthfeel of great length.

Score: 96+/100

Dominic Symington critic

SFE source
2011 tasting note year

Beautiful dark amber colour, still remarkably youthful. Beautiful lifted floral aromas on the nose, hints of mint and spice, a slight smokiness. On the palate, still extremely rich and structured, still a vibrancy of tannins, flavours of lovely soft leather, still some plummy black fruit flavours. Absolutely delicious.

SFE Tasting Room Team critic

SFE source
2006 tasting note year

Known for its abundant rich and ripe berry flavours, good medium tannins and long finish, Graham's is one of the finest wines of the year, showing all the very best characteristics of this rich Vintage. Excellent deep red garnet colour at the heart of the glass. On the nose a rich intensity of caramelised fruit and coffee. On the palate this wine is in perfect harmony, round, soft yet with 'grip'. There is great length on the palate.

Jancis Robinson MW critic source
2004 tasting note year

Very deep crimson with some evolution at the rim. Strongly scented - sweet, candied violets. Very sweet yet vigorous and still with lots of quite grainy tannins. Real power and no shortage of potential! Drink now - 2016.

Score: 18/20

Michael Broadbent MW critic

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

A superb bottle at a dinner party at home, May 2001. More recently: soft tawny-red, gloriously fragrant and flowery. Complete, excellent.

Score: 5 Stars

Serena Sutcliffe MW critic

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

Peppery violets on the nose. Strong, powerful and alcoholic but such sweetness and drive. Damsons finish. Huge wine which always shows beautifully at every outing.

Clive Coates MW critic

Quarterly Review of Wine (magazine) source
1991 tasting note year

Fulllish colour, just about mature. Full, firm nose. Still undeveloped. Still a bit closed. The complete wine. Fullish, just about ready. Real depth. Excellent depth. Excellent complex fruit. Delicious.

Score: 20/20

Robert Parker critic

Wine Advocate (magazine) source
1989 tasting note year

The 1970 is a monumental vintage port and one of the greats of the vintage. It begs to be drunk now, although it will last for at least another two decades.

Score: 93/100

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book, Broadbent, 2002) source
1972 tasting note year

Originally (July 1972) opaque, still deep, plummy and fairly intense, showing rich extract. Fragrant, high-toned yet harmonious bouquet though still a bit hard. Very sweet, full-bodied, lots of fruit, grip, length, tannin and acidity. Chocolate and spice.

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. 1966
  14. 1963
  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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