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Graham's Quinta dos Malvedos 1982 Vintage Port

September 23, 2012
Question by: Anne, Edinburgh, UK

Q:

Hello,  I have a friend who is not computer literate and has asked me to enquire about a bottle of vintage port that he has in his possession. The details are as follows:  Malvedos 1982 Vintage Port, Bottled in 1984, OPORTO, Portugal.

Can you give me any information about this port?  Anything would be of use.  I can forward a photo of the bottle if required.  Excuse me for being ignorant about Port, but I am just trying to help an old friend who used to know the wine trade in the 50's and 60's.

A:

Hi Anne, Your friend has a lovely bottle of Port, we hope it has been well cellared in cool, dark conditions!  Despite challenging weather in 1982, our winemakers knew they had high quality wines that autumn - read the full 1982 Harvest Report for more details.  If you read our Knowledge Base report on the 1982 Quinta dos Malvedos, you will see that top UK wine writer and Port specialist Richard Mayson recently enjoyed this wine and thought it was still young and can improve!   You and your friend may also want to take a look at our article about The Lifecycle of Vintage Port in Bottle, to understand the ageing and change in flavour profile for Vintage Ports, as well as our tips on Decanting.  We hope your friend enjoys his Vintage Port!



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