Port Wine Graham’s Vintage 1983 75cl
Rich and intense nose of ripe red fruits, combined with concentrated floral notes of violets and minty eucalyptus
Quinta dos Malvedos is one of the best properties of the Douro, has always been the heart of Graham’s Vintage Ports, providing a great part of the grapes for their production. Over the years, Quinta da Vila Velha and Quinta do Vale de Malhadas (both owned privately by members of the Symington family) and Quinta das Lages, have contributed to the unique style of Graham’s. The most recent acquisition, Quinta do Tua, complements Malvedos perfectly, giving the Port wines of Graham’s an added dimension.
Good color from a deep ruby. Rich and intense nose of ripe red fruits, combined with concentrated floral notes of violets and minty eucalyptus. On the palate, it presents a full-bodied structure, marked tannins and a fruity mouth, long and intense.
The Viticultural Year
The cold and dry winter was followed by a very rainy spring. This was detrimental to flowering, the moderate summer did not help. The unstable gave a time delay in the development of vines about one month. A glorious month of September has transformed what seemed to be a lower quality of Vintage in an exceptional vintage.
Total Acidity: 4.5 g / l tartaric acid
Reviews & Awards
Decanter World Wine Awards 2006 Trophy and Gold Medal “deep and seductive aroma. Violet, floral. Fresh with a final dry mouth. Body and great persistence. Very good, but win to wait a while longer. “
Decanter magazine, October 2006
International Wine Challenge 2006
“Aroma perfectly developed, with wooden notes and fig, quite mature; in the mouth proves to be well matured and sweet, with good fruit and oak. Complex, mature and over.
Final full of spirit. “
Wine International, October 2006
5 Stars – magazine Decanter Award
“Gorgeous nose with pronounced notes of black chocolate. Well balanced, well structured with aromas and a slightly earthy quality. “
Richard Mayson, Decanter Magazine, February 2000
“Some wines are classics, particularly GRAHAM, at the touch of spices such as nutmeg and acanela, and the intense aroma of fruit.”
Anthony Rose, The Independent, 14 July 1990
19 points in 20
Best of all ’83 proven “Full color. The test postnasal presents rich and raw. But there is a lot of elegance, depth and complexity. Full, even in the retronasal. The palate is rich, meaty and multidimensional wine. Slightly cooked plums, but as a claret 1982. Very good. Great balance. Long. Subtle end. Excellent. “
Clive Coates, The Vine, December 1992