1985 Graham

Graham

96Average Score
Red
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
96
Critic Notes

Dark color, with intense aromas of blackberry, licorice and hints of flowers. Full-bodied, lightly sweet, with superrefined tannins. Long and caressing. Very youthful. Will improve for a long time. This is really excellent. Always has been. Just starting to come around. '77/'85/'97 blind Port retrospective. Drink now. – James Suckling , Wine Spectator 2008

Score: 96-/100Wine Spectator

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. Graham is the undisputed star and kingpin of the 1985 vintage ports. Yes, it is made in a sweeter style than the other ports, but it is a fabulous wine because of a dazzling level of black-cherry fruit, an enormous structure, and staggering depth, dimension, and length. It is forward, as are all 1985s, and I would speculate that this port will be approaching maturity by 1992-93 and will keep 15-20 years thereafter. Jan 1989, www.robertparker.com

Score: 96-/100Robert Parker
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Product details
Country
Portugal
Region
Port
Sub-region
-
Colour
Red
Taste
Sweet
Alcohol %
20%
Product Type
Fortified wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
Portugal
Region
Port
Sub-region
-
Colour
Red
Taste
Sweet
Alcohol %
20%
Product Type
Fortified wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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