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Very full bodied, sweet, purple-black in colour and depth, very fruity with plenty of sugar and an excellent nose. A very fine wine indeed which is unlikely to reach its peak before 20 to 25 years.
Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4,50
Produced: 10,000 Cases (4,000 exported to the USA)
Transparent ruby. Fully evolved with beautiful round satin texture (all tannins fully dissolved) with a very winning combination of liquorice and haunting sweet red fruit. Very gorgeous. This is clearly a great vintage to enjoy now.
Score: 18.5/20 points
Graham’s 1983 Vintage has an intense garnet colour. The nose combines aromas of ripe red fruits with floral hints of violets and minty eucalyptus. On the palate it is full-bodied, well balanced and with silky tannins leading to a long and lingering finish. Drinking wonderfully now but will continue to age gracefully for many years.
Still amazingly vibrant with notes of black fruit and eucalyptus at the fore. Richer raisined fruit on the palate with a covering texture and peppery freshness.
Score: Gold Medal
Rated: 5 Stars
Score: Gold Medal
Dark magenta color with no signs of its 28 years. Fresh black cherry, gentle spirit, ripe boysenberry. A symmetrical young Port at nearly three decades of age and certainly at the apex of the vintage. As delicious as it is today, this has another 15 years to be enjoyed before reaching peak circa 2025 or so. This will make for old bones, as the acidity and tannins have the necessary oomph to continue to improve and then this will have another 10+ years, as it both appears and tastes remarkably young today.
Fine deep ruby colour. With a rich and intense nose of ripe red fruits, combined with concentrated floral aromas of violets and minty eucalyptus. On the palate showing a full-bodied structure, bold tannins, and a long and intense fruit finish.
Lovely deep nose. Violet, floral. Fresh, dry finish, Excellent length and body. Very good, left for further ageing.
Score: Decanter Awards 2006 Port Trophy and Gold Medal
Developed aroma, woody and figgy, very ripe, palate very ripe and sweet, good fruit and oak. Complex, ripe and long. Spirity finish.
Score: 2006 Silver Medal Winner
Real roses and liquorice scent. Fruity and peppery. Medium powerful and sweet. Full of red fruit. Cherry kernels. Such freshness. A longer keeper than Dow this year. Soft on the finish.
Beautiful nose, with rich hints of dark chocolate. Well-balanced, with well-structured flavours and a slightly earthy quality.
Score: 5 Stars Decanter Award
Maturing beautifully. Excellent colour and balance and good structure.
In the early 1990s still impressively deep. Rather muted nose, not unlike the '80. Rich, lean yet with good flesh. Distinctly, and typically, sweeter than its 'cousins' Dow and Warre [in 1994]. A year later, still deep and intense. Black cherry with purple rim. 'Very Graham' nose, citrus-like fruit, attractive, still tannic.
Score: 4 Stars
Just beginning to soften a little but still very intense.
Top of all the 1983s tasted. Fullish colour. Rich, raw, backward nose. But there is a lot of class and depth and complexity here. Fullish, still backward. Rich, meaty, multi-dimensional flavours. Slightly cooked plums, but in a 1982 claret sense. Very fine. Very good balance. Long. Subtle finish. Excellent.
[Graham's] vintage ports are truly sublime and sumptuous. The 1983, like most vintage ports, seems more forward than normal but has a great depth of very ripe, viscous, unctuous, plummy, tarry fruit and significant tannin in its long finish. It is black-purple in color. I doubt that it will be either as profound or as long-lived as the great 1977, but is is certainly one of the top two or three ports of this vintage, and better than the excellent 1980.
Black velvet in 1985 and 1986, fine wine, great length.
Score: 4 Stars
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.