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Graham's Quinta dos Malvedos 2001

Release Notes

Deep ruby colour.  Excellent depth of fruit combined with glorious floral scents.  On the palate, concentrated and fruity flavours balanced by a firm structure.  Powerful and rich finish.

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4,16
Baumé: 3,5

Tasting Notes

Joshua Greene critic

Wine & Spirits (USA) source
2014 tasting note year

The Symington family holds back several of their single-quinta Vintage Ports to release as the wines mature and open into their drinking windows. Malvedos, the quinta that grounds Graham's luscious style of Vintage, is right on target in 2001, a vibrant, sunny wine that feels completely integrated between fruit and schist. There's clarity and purity to the red berry fruit, which parallels the length and breadth of the peppery tannins. Ready to decant for ripe quiejo de Serra.

Score: 93 points

David Williams critic

The Observer source
2014 tasting note year

Vintage Port can be intoxicatingly lovely when it’s young and inky and exploding with dark berry fruits, but it’s even better when it’s sharp corners are softened off with a bit of age. This single-quinta offering, a vintage made from a single vineyard in a year when a true Vintage Port wasn’t made, is now wonderfully mellow and soft, the perfect fireside sip.

The Observer 10 Best Christmas fizz and fortified wines (December 14th, 2014).

Jane MacQuitty critic

The Times source
2014 tasting note year

Single Quinta Ports made in “off” years, as opposed to declared vintages, give you much of the character of real Vintage Port for a fraction of the price. This dusky, velvety, cabbage rose and mulberry-scented charmer is Christmas 2014’s star turn.

The Times 50 Best Wines for Christmas (December 2014).

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Decanter World Wine Awards (competition) source
2013 tasting note year

Rated: 3 Stars

Score: Bronze Medal

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International Wine Challenge (competition) source
2013 tasting note year

Score: Silver Medal

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International Wine and Spirit Competition source
2013 tasting note year

Deep core with bright, crimson edge. Big nose packed with mulberry, prunes, cherry and raisins. Firm, full flow into the mouth with wide distribution of delicious, ripe, berry fruit flavours made more complex with great array of sweet spice. Still fairly youthful but with super balance and grace. Enjoy now or allow it to develop its great potential.

Score: Silver Outstanding

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International Wine Challenge (competition) source
2012 tasting note year

Dark jammy blackcurranty nose.  Palate is vivid, crisp and concentrated.  Starting to open up, energetic, youthful but already joyful to drink.

Score: Gold Medal 2012

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International Wine and Spirit Competition source
2012 tasting note year

An intense bramble nose gives way to rich cassis fruit, spice and nuttiness on the palate.  A touch of real class is provided by some elegant floral notes, good structure and body and impressive length.

Score: Silver Outstanding Medal

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Decanter World Wine Awards (competition) source
2012 tasting note year

Rated 5 Stars. 

Score: Gold Medal 2012

Richard Mayson critic

www.richardmayson.com source
2010 tasting note year

Very deep black colour, thin purple rim, lovely opulent nose, surprisingly open and forward but with underling concentration; lovely opulence on the palate, very pure and well defined fruit, sweet, luscious, dense. Very good indeed, combining balance and succulence. The first Malvedos to be made in robotic lagares.

Score: 4 Stars

SFE Tasting Room Team critic

SFE source
2006 tasting note year

Deep ruby colour. Excellent depth of fruit combined with glorious floral scents. On the palate, concentrated and fruity flavours balanced by a firm structure. Powerful and rich finish.

More about Graham's Quinta dos Malvedos

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.



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