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Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4,50
1980 is likely the most underrated of the vintages included in this tasting. I have always been a great fan of the Dow, Warre, Gould Campbell & Graham’s Ports from this year. The Symington family seemed to “own the vintage.” Delicious, soft, classic Graham’s style; it’s still showing prominent tannins at 31 years of age. Sweet grenadine and ripe fig flavors along with eucalyptus, cocoa powder and a sublimely soft, smooth mouthfeel and persistent finish. 1980 was never considered a legendary vintage, but it just goes to show how soundly Graham’s performs even in vintages that were not appreciated by the critics when young. 1980 Graham’s will easily drink well for 15-20 more years from here.
Very fine, lovely balance. Outstanding.
Score: 2007 Silver Medal Winner
Despite its 26 years of age, this wine is notable for its deep and rich ruby colour. Tight penetrating aromas of wild fruits and floral hints. On the palate full-bodied, and with an excellent tannic structure. A rich and beautifully balanced wine with a long future ahead of it.
Lovely nose. Much more raisins and cassis than most. Great plums and currants on the palate. Roasted finish. Gummy.
More recently, nose of glorious richness, powerful, drinking well but time in hand. Now to 2015
One of my favourites [James Symington]. Lovely ripe luscious bouquet and excellent length.
Four notes in the mid 1990s. Still plummily deep. Good rich fig-like fruit. Distinctly sweet, as one expects from Graham. Good length, somewhat tannic.
A really slow developer. Vastly underrated.
This is very impressive, with loads of fruit and tannins. Deep ruby, with a floral, cherry and plum nose, full-bodied, with medium tannins and sweet plum flavors on the finish.
Over a dozen admiring notes. Deep and intense in the mid- to late 1980s, touch of hardness, spicy.
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.