W. & J. Graham's - Oporto - Symington Family - Product of Portugal
Graham's 1977 Vintage Port Facts ...
- 1977 - Bottled in 1979
- 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
1977 Vintage Port Description ...
Considered one of the finest vintages of the 20th Century, the Graham's 1977 Vintage Port is beautifully balanced with seductive rich fruit, a powerhouse and also very complex. The fruit for the Graham's 1977 Vintage Port came primarily from Graham's very own vineyards, Quinta Dos Malvedos and Quinta Das Larges, both located within the Douro Valley's Cima Corgo sub-region. The fruit is also sourced from two other Symington Family owned stables, Quinta Do Vale De Malhadas and Quinta Da Vila Velha.
"I will admit when I am wrong. Throughout the early part of the 1990's and up to the mid-point of the past decade, I was never a fan of the 1977 Graham's. It was too hot and spirituous for my liking and I couldn't see how after so many years, this would ever resolve itself. The last six bottles I've been a part of since 2005, have proved me wrong. The 1977 has finally morphed and today, it presents really well. Notes of prune, tea leaf, herbs and bouquet garni elicit an evocative aromatic profile. Delicious and finely balanced with vibrancy and round tannins providing structure at nearly 35 years of age. I see this continuing to improve for at least another 15 years before hitting a plateau. The “comeback kid” has arrived."
Fairley's Anticipated Maturity: 2006-2025. Roy Hersh Score: 93 / 100