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Graham's 1980

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4,50
Baumé: 3,2

Tasting Notes

Roy Hersh critic source
2011 tasting note year

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.

Score: 92+/100


International Wine Challenge (competition) source
2007 tasting note year

Very fine, lovely balance. Outstanding.

Score: 2007 Silver Medal Winner

Peter Symington critic

SFE source
2006 tasting note year

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.

Serena Sutcliffe MW critic

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

Lovely nose. Much more raisins and cassis than most. Great plums and currants on the palate. Roasted finish. Gummy.

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book, Broadbent, 2002) source
1998 tasting note year

More recently, nose of glorious richness, powerful, drinking well but time in hand. Now to 2015

SFE Tasting Room Team critic

SFE source
1996 tasting note year

One of my favourites [James Symington].  Lovely ripe luscious bouquet and excellent length.

Michael Broadbent MW critic

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

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.

SFE Tasting Room Team critic

SFE source
1993 tasting note year

A really slow developer.  Vastly underrated.

James Suckling critic

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

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.

Score: 90/100

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book pub 2002) source
1987 tasting note year

Over a dozen admiring notes. Deep and intense in the mid- to late 1980s, touch of hardness, spicy.

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. 1977
  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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