W. & J. Graham's - Oporto - Symington Family - Product of Portugal
Graham's 1983 Vintage Port Facts ...
- 1983 - Bottled in 1985
- 1820 by William and John Graham
- Portugal | Douro Valley
- Cima Corgo - Douro Superior
- Touriga Franca - Touriga Nacional - Tinta Roriz - Tinta Cao…
- Continental Climate - Hot Summers | Severe Winters
- Serra do Marao - River Douro - Atlantic Ocean
1983 Vintage Port Description ...
The fruit for the Graham's 1983 Vintage Port was sourced primarily from Graham's own vineyards, Quinta Dos Malvedos and Quinta Das Larges, as well as two from the Symington family stable, Quinta Do Vale De Malhadas and Quinta Da Vila Velha. Quinta Das Larges is located on the left bank of the Rio Torto, with north facing vines at an altitude of between 120m – 400m. The Rio Torto is tributary of the Douro River, situated in the Douro Valley sub-region of Cima Corgo.
Wine Advocate 1989 - Robert Parker - Graham's 1983 Vintage Port ...
"[Graham's] 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. Score: 92/100."
Fairley's Anticipated Maturity: 2005-2025. Robert Parker's Score: 92 / 100