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Graham Vintage Port 1980

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Estimated cost of this Graham’s Vintage Port 1995 bottle of 750 ml is 47 Euro. Learn more about the house of Graham’s here Visiting Graham’s in Porto.

Taste notes right after decanting

Minimum sediment with a cork completely soaked and destroyed.

Deep dark red like blood.

Dark and tar like aroma with alcohol dominating a light, but sweet, dried fruits scent.

Soft body with everything you can imagine from a harbor, tar, robes, planks, barrels, its it just dark and mysterious. Good tannin balance already. Long, sweet and powerful dried fruits in the after taste, lasts a good while.

Intermediate rating 89 /100

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2 hours after decanting

No changes in colour, remains dark and bloody.

Aroma as was it smelled directly from the oak casket, dark and lustrous.

 

Balanced taste with a good complex play between the dried fruits and mild tannin.

Wine was poured back in the bottle to slow the process of decanting.

 

Overall rating 92 / 100

Visiting Graham’s in Porto

Graham’s was founded in 1820 by the brothers William and John Graham.

In 1890 they made a far sighted move and as one of the first port producers, they bought their own wine yard. The now famous Quinta dos Malvedos. It was the same year they built their lodge at its current location in Vila Nova de Gaia.

In 1912 they switched from transporting the pipes of port by boat to have it driven down by train on the newly constructed rail roads.

In 1970 Graham’s was bought by the Symington family and is at present day still in their possession.

The main entrance to the Graham’s wine cellars.
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The almost obligatory wine bottle collection that can be found at all the port cellars.
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The tour leads through the casks and vats to the vintage cellar.
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This is the private collection of Graham’s own vintage wines, owned by the Symington family.
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This is the private collection of Graham’s own vintage wines, owned by the Symington family.
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This is the private collection of Graham’s own vintage wines, owned by the Symington family.
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The newly released 1952 single harvest tawny. A celebration to the jubilee of Queen Elisabeth II.
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The large vats with LBV wines.
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Casks with colheita and tawny port wines.
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Casks with colheita port wines.
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The Churchill VIP tasting room is worth the visit, actually I must say that it is a shame to miss this room full of all the original cellar tracking records and the very good wines you get to taste here.
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