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Graham's Port Vintage 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"Offers a decadently fruity aroma, with peppery accents to the cherry, raspberry and dark currant flavors that are lithe and juicy. Grippy tannins grace the mocha- and chocolate-infused finish." -Wine Spectator

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

External Reviews for Graham's Port Vintage

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2013

The 2011 Graham's comes from the five quintas that have been the source for many years (Malvedos Tua Vila Velha das Lages and Vale de Malhadas). It represents a selection of the 131 pipes from a total production of 1 454 and is a blend of 40% Tour... Neal Martins Wine Journal A Port wine from Douro in Portugal. 2011 2011 Graham Vintage Port Port 375ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The 2011 Graham


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/21/2014

The 2011 Graham's comes from the five quintas that have been the source for many years (Malvedos Tua Vila Velha das Lages and Vale de Malhadas). It represents a selection of the 131 pipes from a total production of 1 454 and is a blend of 40% Touriga Naçional 31% Touriga Franca 6% Sousão and 23% mixture of very old vines. It has a more "serious" bouquet compared to the Dow with beguiling scents of blackberry wild hedgerow tobacco and cloves. Straight-laced very well-defined and compelling the palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and supremely well-judged acidity. It is utterly harmonious with a pure core of ripe black cherries damson marmalade clove and spices and the finish lingers long in the mouth. The separation of "The Stone Terraces" vines certainly does not appear to have detracted from a great Graham's. 5 000 cases declared. Tasted May 2013. Neal Martins Wine Journal.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Meaty and concentrated. Really covers the palate


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Aromas of licorice wet earth and berries follow through to a full body medium sweetness and a chewy finish. Real deal. Structured. 8 000 cases produced of this mechanically trodden wine. Try after 2023. James Suckling.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2013

The 2011 Graham's comes from the five quintas that have been the source for many years (Malvedos Tua Vila Velha das Lages and Vale de Malhadas). It represents a selection of the 131 pipes from a total production of 1 454 and is a blend of 40% Tour... Neal Martins Wine Journal A Port wine from Douro in Portugal. 2011 2011 Graham Vintage Port Port 750ml



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"Offers a decadently fruity aroma, with peppery accents to the cherry, raspberry and dark currant flavors that are lithe and juicy. Grippy tannins grace the mocha- and chocolate-infused finish." -Wine Spectator

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