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Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 21%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4,05
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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.
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..
A magnificent great wine. Fruity and intense but unfortunately now in very short supply.
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
Splendid big-hearted Port. Maturing nicely but with a long future.
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.
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.