one bottle cracked at Ron Romain's house 9/1/2008" Youngish lacquer-driven fruit of black cherries, anise, tobacco smoke, and violets. Had 3-4 hours previous decanting time--will do better tomorrow/
External Reviews for Graham Porto Vintage
96 Points "Dark color, with intense aromas of blackberry, licorice and hints of flowers. Full-bodied, lightly sweet, with superrefined tannins. Long and caressing. Very youthful. Will improve for a long time. This is really excellent. Always has been. Just starting to come around. '77/'85/'97 blind Port retrospective." Wine Spectator, Web Only - 2008, James Suckling
What more could one want in a young vintage Port? It has great elegance and great power. Brilliant deep ruby-purple, with boysenberry and licorice aromas, full-bodied, very fleshy, with a firm backbone of tannins. (JS) Wine Spectator. A Port wine from Douro in Portugal. 1985 Graham Vintage Port 750ml
Graham is another great port house producing one of the deepest-colored and sweetest styles of vintage port. Along with Taylor and Fonseca Graham has probably been the most consistent producer of great port in the post- World War II era. Their tawnys are quite good rather than exceptional but their vintage ports are truly sublime and sumptuous. Graham is the undisputed star and kingpin of the 1985 vintage ports. Yes it is made in a sweeter style than the other ports but it is a fabulous wine because of a dazzling level of black-cherry fruit an enormous structure and staggering depth dimension and length. It is forward as are all 1985s and I would speculate that this port will be approaching maturity by 1992-93 and will keep 15-20 years thereafter. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.