View the details and tasting notes for these other wines also declared or bottled from the year 1997:
A very intense colour with a deep purple rim. On the nose showing a luscious ripeness with floral aromas and undertones of black cherry. On the palate a classic full-bodied structure, packed with layers of ripe fruit and firm tannins, with a long and lingering finish.
Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4,60
Deep crimson. Thick, sweet and concentrated. Round and full and unctuous. Lots of macerated prunes and confidence. Lively and dense with real richness but a correct structure. Some floral notes… dry finish.
Very classic nose. Gummy, with black cherries. Immensely vivacious on the palate. Huge freshness. Very powerful. Great structure enveloped in total richness. Lovely balancing acidity at the end and a long gummy finish. Superb.
1997s in bottle live up to their heralded reputation. Lovely claret-like aromas of plums, cherries and spices. Full to medium-bodied, with a solid core of silky tannins and a long, medium sweet finish. Very refined. A solid Graham.
Blackberries, liquorice and melted asphalt stand out in this full-bodied, beautifully made vintage port's moderately intense bouquet . It is not one of the great Graham's ports, and is less sweet than normal, but it is full-bodied, rich, concentrated, and impressive. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2025.
Splendid concentration, wth several levels of flavour held together by massive tannins.
Score: 3 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.