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Graham's 1997

Release Notes

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
Baumé: 3,5

Tasting Notes

James Molesworth critic

The Wine Spectator source
2017 tasting note year
Still a bit compact, as the core of warm steeped fig, blackberry and black currant fruit hasn't stretched out fully yet. However, there's so much warm toffee, toasted peanut and singed alder coursing through that this is a fun drink now. A big, gutsy style. Should open up fully with a bit more time. Best from 2020 through 2035. 10,000 cases made.

Score: 94

Jancis Robinson MW critic

www.jancisrobinson.com source
2004 tasting note year

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.

Score: 17.5/20

Serena Sutcliffe MW critic

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

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.

James Suckling critic

Wine Spectator (magazine) source
2000 tasting note year

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.

Score: 90/100

Robert Parker critic

Wine Advocate (magazine) source
2000 tasting note year

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.

Score: 93/100

critic

Decanter (magazine) source
1999 tasting note year

Splendid concentration, wth several levels of flavour held together by massive tannins.

Score: 3 Stars

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
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  32. 1892
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