1983 Graham's

From the excellent 1983 vintage, this port is full of very ripe plummy fruit flavours with licqourice and other sweet spices creating a warm and unctuous wine.

Critic score
92/100
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£99.57
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£597.42

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Portugal
  • Maturity
    Ready 2000 - 2045
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Sweet
  • Style
    Fortified
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Vintage Port
1983 Graham's

TASTING NOTES

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. The 1983, like most vintage ports, seems more forward than normal but has a great depth of very ripe, viscous, unctuous, plummy, tarry fruit and significant tannin in its long finish. It is black-purple in color. I doubt that it will be either as profound or as long-lived as the great 1977, but is is certainly one of the top two or three ports of this vintage, and better than the excellent 1980.

Robert M. Parker, Jr., robertparker.com
92/100

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