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Graham's 1994

Release Notes

It was immediately evident during the vintage that the wines would be very intense and fruity.  This has been borne out by their development and Graham's 1994 Vintage is rich, deep coloured and packed with fruit.  It is distinctly reminiscent of the Graham's 1970.

Primarily from Quinta dos Malvedos and Quinta dos Lages.

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4,80
Baumé: 3,4

Tasting Notes

Mark Squires critic

The Wine Advocate source
2016 tasting note year
The 1994 Vintage Port is going to be re-released. It has about 100 grams per liter of residual sugar. With a big eucalyptus note up front, this is elegant in the mid-palate with controlled tannins. Sweet and easy in some ways, this is readily approachable now, perhaps not at peak, but more expressive than the relatively brooding Dow's, also reviewed. The hint of caramel and raisins mixed with sugar makes this irresistible. It is sexy and intriguing.

Score: 95

Roy Hersh critic source
2011 tasting note year

Vinous, extremely balanced and offering scents of red licorice and raspberry fruit with a mocha note. The 1994 offers focused and concentrated fruit that stands out in a crowd. The acidity and ripe, round tannins deliver deft balance. This is going to reward patience and although easy to sip now, Graham’s ’94 will evolve at a high level for another 5 decades and should be permitted to improve in bottle. It’s a remarkable, classic Vintage Port.

Score: 95+/100

Richard Mayson critic source
2010 tasting note year

Very deep, youthful colour, purple rim; fine, rich opulent aromas; very full and charming, broad ripe tannins evident beneath the fruit, overall powerful and opulent with solid structure and full grip with the puppy fat still evident on the finish.  Lovely now but better in 5 years plus.

Score: 18.5/20

Clive Coates MW critic

Quarterly Review of Wine (magazine) source
1997 tasting note year

Good colour. Very impressive on the nose. Very rich and concentrated, very intense fruit. Lovely bitter chocolate and black cherry undertones. A fullish, quietly successful wine. Beautiful fruit and lovely balance. Subtle and long and intense at the end. But all nicely restrained. Very fine.

Score: 18.5/20

Robert Parker critic

Wine Advocate (magazine) source
1996 tasting note year

In a port tasting, tasting Graham's is almost like tasting a big, rich, succulent Merlot after a group of blockbuster, tannic Cabernets. Sweeter and more obvious than many ports, the opaque purple-colored 1994 is fruity, powerful, and rich, with an addictive hedonistic quality. It will be ready to drink in 8-10 years and keep for up to 30. As always, this is a showy, flamboyant port that has the advantage of being slightly sweeter than other 1994s. A great Graham's. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2035.

Score: 96/100


Wine Spectator (magazine) source
1996 tasting note year

Classic. One of the greatest Graham Vintage Ports ever. A monster of a wine. Incredibly intense aromas of cassis bush and ripe fruit, full-bodied and super tannic. It's got what it takes.

Score: 95/100

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. 1991
  7. 1985
  8. 1983
  9. 1980
  10. 1977
  11. 1975
  12. 1970
  13. 1966
  14. 1963
  15. 1960
  16. 1955
  17. 1948
  18. 1945
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  20. 1935
  21. 1927
  22. 1924
  23. 1920
  24. 1917
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  26. 1908
  27. 1904
  28. 1901
  29. 1897
  30. 1896
  31. 1894
  32. 1892
  33. 1890

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