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Graham's Port Quinta Dos Malvedos 2001

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Excellent depth of fruit combined with glorious floral scents. On the palate, concentrated and fruity flavors balanced by a firm structure. Power and rich finish.For over a century, the wines from Quinta dos Malvedos have formed the backbone for Graham's declared, classic Vintage Ports. Additionally, the vineyard's superior location allows it to produce excellent wines even in non declated years. Since 1951, these notable wines have been bottled as Single Quinta Vintage Port.Graham's Malvedos Vintage Ports admirably show the Graham's house style with their expressive floral characteristics, opulent black berry fruit flavors and racy flair. They are usually alternative to the latter- while one waits for these to fully mature.The winter of 2001 will be remembered for its extraordinary amount of rain. In Mid-June an excessively hot period brought about a significant reduction in crop size. Temperatures throughout the summer were not excessive and useful amounts of rain were experienced in July and August. Maturation took place under favorable conditions. Varietals: Touriga Franca 35%; Touriga Nacional 28%, Tinta Barroca 18%, Tinta Roriz 12%92 Points Wine & Spirits: Deep ruby color.

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W. & J. Graham & Co.:
Graham’s Port was founded in 1820 by Scottish brothers William and John Graham in Oporto, Portugal. The brothers, who already came from a successful entrepreneurial family, dedicated themselves to producing a line of fine vintage Ports. In 1890, they became one of the first Port quintas (estates) to source fruit from the upper Douro Valley and established the property Quinta dos Malved... Read more
Graham’s Port was founded in 1820 by Scottish brothers William and John Graham in Oporto, Portugal. The brothers, who already came from a successful entrepreneurial family, dedicated themselves to producing a line of fine vintage Ports. In 1890, they became one of the first Port quintas (estates) to source fruit from the upper Douro Valley and established the property Quinta dos Malvedos. The quality of the grapes from this vineyard is a major contribution to the finesse of their Ports. In that same year, the brothers opened the Graham’s Lodge in Vila Nova di Gaia, to store and showcase the wines. Vintages of Graham’s Port became famous for their structure and elegance, particularly 1909, 1912, 1924, 1927 and especially 1948, a wine Jancis Robinson said was among the finest she’d ever tasted. In 1970, Graham’s was sold to the Symington family, who themselves had a legacy of quality Port production dating back centuries. They have upheld the traditions begun by the Graham’s and continue to produce outstanding Ports as sole proprietors of the operation. Aside from vintage, Graham’s also produces Ports in every style from Tawny to Ruby, Late Bottle Vintage (LBV), Crusted and White, as well as their value release the Six Grapes.  Read less

Excellent depth of fruit combined with glorious floral scents. On the palate, concentrated and fruity flavors balanced by a firm structure. Power and rich finish.For over a century, the wines from Quinta dos Malvedos have formed the backbone for Graham's declared, classic Vintage Ports. Additionally, the vineyard's superior location allows it to produce excellent wines even in non declated years. Since 1951, these notable wines have been bottled as Single Quinta Vintage Port.Graham's Malvedos Vintage Ports admirably show the Graham's house style with their expressive floral characteristics, opulent black berry fruit flavors and racy flair. They are usually alternative to the latter- while one waits for these to fully mature.The winter of 2001 will be remembered for its extraordinary amount of rain. In Mid-June an excessively hot period brought about a significant reduction in crop size. Temperatures throughout the summer were not excessive and useful amounts of rain were experienced in July and August. Maturation took place under favorable conditions. Varietals: Touriga Franca 35%; Touriga Nacional 28%, Tinta Barroca 18%, Tinta Roriz 12%92 Points Wine & Spirits: Deep ruby color.

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