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Graham Porto Vintage 1970

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Alcohol Percentage: 20 % Sugar Rate: 51+ g/l

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External Reviews for Graham Porto Vintage

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Grapey, unformed, black raspberry liqueur and licorice-infused cassis notes leap from the glass of this opaque purple-colored wine. Sweet, plush, rich, and accessible, it is a forward, lush, concentrated effort that should drink well for two decades. While not one of Grahamrsquo;s most profound ports, it should evolve rapidly, providing immense crowd appeal.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Grahamrsquo;s Cima Corgo sweetness covers the power of its structure, feeling round and polished, a sphere in the mouth, not a rough edge or a touch of harshness. If any individual element shows, itrsquo;s a drift of esteva and other green herb scents buried in the youth of the wine. The black fruit also hides its bulk; as it takes on air, it grows into a lithe and supple harmony with the spirit, the alcohol perceptible only at itrsquo;s inundated with fruit. Check on it on 2025.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Graham is a shining example of an established Port house pushing the boat out to make even better wines through better viticulture and winemaking technology. This is the greatest young Vintage Port from Graham I have ever tasted, and perhaps it will be better in the long term than the legendary 1948. It smells like freshly cut orchids, with loads of ripe, clean fruit, and then turns full-bodied, medium-sweet and very powerful in the mouth with big velvety tannins. It lasts for minutes on your palate. Therersquo;s great balance and class to this young Port. Best after 2014.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A bright and relatively light vintage of Graham, this emphasizes charm and accessibility over density and power. Red fruit flavors fill out the mid-palate, then a chocolately richness of tannin structures the finish with invisible ease. Grip is not immediately apparent, though therersquo;s a stony hardness under all the supple, balanced fruit. The finish tastes of raspberries pressed into chocolate, comforting and ready to drink right now. A Vintage Port without pain.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Stylistically, Grahamrsquo;s tends to have wonderful, ripe, almost Californian extravagance. The 1997 has grapey, jammy flavors, with a touch of earthiness and leather. Rich and built to last, there is a fair amount of structure here.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

What, you may ask, is Graham doing with a score of 88? A barrel sample in June promised a wine clearly at the top of the Symington group offerings, the most layered and fine, with a remarkable softness of fruit contrasting its firm structure. Samples of the finished wine tasted in January and February were less forthcoming. My notes describe a great depth of plum and cherry fruit, dry and lean in the finish. A luscious, delicious, accessible character was apparent, rather than the structure for long age. Vintage Port is a moving target and makes a fool of anyone intent on locking it into one point in space. So today I am the fool, assigning a score to this wine that will almost certainly prove to be as stunning as the rsquo;70, rsquo;63 or rsquo;45. Yet there it is. At this moment in time, it shows nothing more.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A big, tough, young vintage Port thatrsquo;s closed and difficult to taste. Emits lovely aromas of chocolate, berry and plum, and is full-bodied with lots of sweet, fruit flavors and masses of velvety tannins. Long, sweet finish. Best after 2010.


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Alcohol Percentage: 20 % Sugar Rate: 51+ g/l

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