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Graham's 1977

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 21%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4,05
Baumé: 2,9

Tasting Notes

Roy Hersh critic

www.fortheloveofport.com source
2011 tasting note year

I will admit when I am wrong. Throughout the early part of the 1990’s and up to the mid-point of the past decade, I was never a fan of the 1977 Graham’s. It was too hot and spirituous for my liking and I couldn’t see how after so many years, this would ever resolve itself. The last six bottles I’ve been a part of since 2005, have proved me wrong. The 1977 has finally morphed and today, it presents really well. Notes of prune, tea leaf, herbs and bouquet garni elicit an evocative aromatic profile. Delicious and finely balanced with vibrancy and round tannins providing structure at nearly 35 years of age. I see this continuing to improve for at least another 15 years before hitting a plateau. The “comeback kid” has arrived.

Score: 93+/100

Richard Mayson critic

www.richardmayson.com source
2010 tasting note year

Mid-deep, still youthful in colour with a pinkish rim; opulent spicy, floral aromas; rich but firm, solid and quite weighty, rich, dark chocolate finish (I wrote ‘70% cocoa solids’ for this one).

Score: 18/20

James Suckling critic

Wine Spectator (magazine) source
2007 tasting note year

This was never a great Graham, but it's outstanding quality nonetheless. Medium ruby-red. Aromas of milk chocolate, plum, mint and violet. Full-bodied, with medium sweetness and lots of berry and cherry fruit. Very fruity and fresh. Long and lively. Delicious now, but will improve. Drink now through 2018.

Score: 91/100

Peter Symington critic

SFE source
2006 tasting note year

Graham's 1977 is a superlative, powerful big-hearted Port with rich, complex fruit. Beautifully harmonious and well balanced, this excellent Vintage will make very good drinking between 2000 and 2005, although it has the potential to continue developing in bottle for many years more.

Clive Coates MW critic

The Vine (magazine) source
2002 tasting note year

Splendidly full colour. Very fine nose. Lovely fruit. Very composed. Multi-dimensional. Very classy. Quite firm still and very vigorous. This is very, very lovely. Still youthful. Fullish body. Real harmony and very intensely flavoured. Splendid grip and concentration. Brilliant!

Score: 19.5/20

Serena Sutcliffe MW critic

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

Massive musk roses nose.  Freshness of fruit and vigour.  Fresh meat too.  Liqueur.  Wine gums.  Almost a cassis finish.  A mouthful of tar and roses.  A very recent bottle was not so powerful, but fragrant, with liquorice and roses on the palate and violets on the finish.

Serena Sutcliffe MW critic

Sotheby's Catalogue source
2001 tasting note year

Drunk at the Institute of Masters of Wine Millennium Dinner and a "tour de force" (even after a bevy of top Bordeaux 1982s!). Gloriously fruity and soft - totally winning vintage Port at its best..

SFE Tasting Room Team critic

SFE source
1996 tasting note year

A magnificent great wine.  Fruity and intense but unfortunately now in very short supply.

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book, Broadbent, 2002) source
1995 tasting note year

Medium deep with a red-brown rim; very rich, powerful bouquet opening up beautifully; sweet, good body and backbone, marvellous length, spicy finish.  Four Stars, predict 5 stars with further ageing  Now-2030.

Score: 5 Stars

SFE Tasting Room Team critic

SFE source
1993 tasting note year

Splendid big-hearted Port.  Maturing nicely but with a long future.

James Suckling critic

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

This wine is going through a dumb period at the moment [writing in 1990].  It is closed and not giving much on the palate.  It is still a big, hard and tightly knit wine.  Deep purple-ruby with intense floral, cassis and prune aromas, full-bodied, with plenty of fruit and extremely hard tannins. Built for ageing.

Score: 90/100

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. 1975
  12. 1970
  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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