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Graham’s Vintage Porto

1994 / 750 ml.


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750 ml.
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Graham's Vintage Porto  1994 / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

96 pts.: 31st Oct 1996

Tasting Graham’s is akin to chewing on a big, rich, succulent Merlot after a group of blockbuster, tannic Cabernets. Sweeter and more obvious than many ports, the opaque purple-colored 1994 is fruity, powerful, and rich, with an addictive hedonistic quality. It will be ready to drink in 8–10 years and keep for up to 30. As always, this is a showy, flamboyant port that has the advantage of being slightly sweeter than other 1994s. A great Graham’s. Anticipated maturity: 2002–2035.

95 pts.: 11/15/1996

Deep opaque black with a ruby rim. Full-bodied. Moderately tannic. Mild sweetness. Sandalwood, black fruit, to ruby rim. Dark brooding aromas lead into a firm extracted palate. Currently quite closed but it show extreme richness and depth of flavors. For long term cellaring.

95 pts.: Jan 31, 1998

A big, tough, young vintage Port that’s closed and difficult to taste. Emits lovely aromas of chocolate, berry and plum, and is full-bodied with lots of sweet, fruit flavors and masses of velvety tannins. Long, sweet finish. Best after 2010.

95 pts.: January 31, 1997

One of the greatest Graham vintage Ports ever produced. This is a monster of a wine, featuring incredibly intense aromas of cassis and ripe fruit. Full-bodied and supertannic. It’s got what it takes.

88 pts.: April 1, 1997

What, you may ask, is Graham doing with a score of 88? A barrel sample in June promised a wine clearly at the top of the Symington group offerings, the most layered and fine, with a remarkable softness of fruit contrasting its firm structure. Samples of the finished wine tasted in January and February were less forthcoming. My notes describe a great depth of plum and cherry fruit, dry and lean in the finish. A luscious, delicious, accessible character was apparent, rather than the structure for long age. Vintage Port is a moving target and makes a fool of anyone intent on locking it into one point in space. So today I am the fool, assigning a score to this wine that will almost certainly prove to be as stunning as the ’70, ’63 or ’45. Yet there it is. At this moment in time, it shows nothing more.

: July 1, 1997

Shows spice, cedar and dust preceding rich, opulent fruit aromas. It is deep, concentrated and spicy, with complex berries, plums, anise and flowers on the palate. It is well-proportioned, with power, grip and intensity.

: April 1, 1997

One of my early candidates for wine of the vintage is Graham, whose black fruit and iodine aromas lead to an unctuous palate of almost painful sweetness. This extraordinarily rich wine finishes with explosive fruit and a saline tang.