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Graham's 2003

Release Notes

Deep opaque blackish purple colour. Aromas of violets just fly out of the glass! In the mouth, endless layers of very ripe blackberry fruit coat the palate. Great depth of structure with sweet liquorice flavour combining with rich tannins, give this wine an outstanding complexity. Long persistent flavour. A classic Graham in the style of its famous predecessors.

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4,50
Baumé: 4,0

Tasting Notes

Symington Family Tasting Room critic

Symington Family Estates source
2014 tasting note year

Graham’s 2003 Vintage has a deep ruby colour. On the nose it displays aromas of red and black fruits combined with floral hints such as violets. Great depth and structure, the palate is coated with layers of ripe blackberry fruit, liquorice and firm tannins. Long and persistent on the finish this is a classic Graham Vintage Port and needs about 8 more years in bottle to reach its ideal state of maturity, after which it will age superbly for decades.

Dominic Symington critic

SFE source
2012 tasting note year

The Graham's 2003 is showing really well, beautiful floral notes on the nose, extremely well integrated and very "drinkable" already.  Clearly very vibrant flavours and a very long finish.

Roy Hersh critic source
2011 tasting note year

Fantastic fragrance of freshly crushed grape exhibiting great purity and seasoned by scents of menthol and esteva. Dark fruit flavors prevail, bright, rich and concentrated. Although a powerful Port, its refined tannins and sublime texture lead up to a most stunning finish. Drink now to 2048. 9,000 cases produced. Graham’s excelled in this hot vintage!

Score: 95+/100

James Suckling critic

Wine Spectator (magazine) source
2005 tasting note year

Loads of tar and blackberry aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate, with medium sweetness, big, velvety tannins and a long finish. A big, juicy wine.

Score: 94/100

Roger Voss critic

Wine Enthusiast (magazine) source
2005 tasting note year

This is a great Port, from a great brand. It is packed with solid, structured, rich and intense black fruit flavours. Its tannins show considerable ageing potential. It is a big, ripe wine, balanced by a long, lingering dark aftertaste.

Score: 96/100

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. 2000
  4. 1997
  5. 1994
  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
  19. 1942
  20. 1935
  21. 1927
  22. 1924
  23. 1920
  24. 1917
  25. 1912
  26. 1908
  27. 1904
  28. 1901
  29. 1897
  30. 1896
  31. 1894
  32. 1892
  33. 1890

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