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2011 Grahams Vintage Port Reviews





2011 Grahams Vintage Port Reviews




Learn More About the 2011 Grahams Vintage Port Through its Reviews.



2011

Graham's Vintage Port

Reviews




97 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The 2011 Graham’s comes from the five quintas that have been the source for many years (Malvedos, Tua, Vila Velha, das Lages, and Vale de Malhadas). It represents a selection of the 131 pipes from a total production of 1,454 and is a blend of 40% Touriga Naçional, 31% Touriga Franca, 6% Sousão, and 23% mixture of very old vines. It has a more 'serious' bouquet compared to the Dow, with beguiling scents of blackberry, wild hedgerow, tobacco, and cloves. Straight-laced, very well-defined, and compelling, the palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and supremely well-judged acidity. It is utterly harmonious, with a pure core of ripe black cherries, damson, marmalade, clove, and spices, and the finish lingers long in the mouth. The separation of 'The Stone Terraces' vines certainly does not appear to have detracted from a great Graham’s.”



96 Pointz James Suckling


“Aromas of licorice, wet earth, and berries follow through to a full body, medium sweetness, and a chewy finish. Real deal. Structured.”



96 Pointz Stephen Tanzer’s

International Wine Cellar


“Bright, deep, saturated ruby. Liqueur-like ripeness to the deeply fruity aromas of kirsch, black raspberry, and cassis. Thick, sweet, and seamless, with a silky texture and great depth to its utterly primary dark berry and spice flavors. Wonderfully pure, intense young port with outstanding finishing sweetness, well-judged oakiness, and big, ripe, noble tannins. Leaves behind exhilarating kirsch and violet notes on the extremely long finish, with a note of bitter chocolate emerging with extended aeration. This fleshy beauty boasts beautifully managed tannins and outstanding aging potential.”



96 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

Cellar Selection


“Deliciously sweet and perfumed, its powerful plum fruit flavors make this wine already accessible. In the background are the tannins—solid and concentrated—and the acidity, creating a nervous tension that confirms the wine’s aging potential. Hold for many years.”



96 Pointz Wine Spectator


“This offers a decadently fruity aroma, with peppery accents to the cherry, raspberry, and dark currant flavors that are lithe and juicy. Grippy tannins grace the mocha- and chocolate-infused finish. Best from 2025 through 2055.”



94 Pointz Wine & Spirits


“A succulent vintage of Graham’s, this has the plump fruit richness that marks the house style, presented with the brightness and seemingly endless generosity of 2011. It’s a sweet blueberry crush of flavor, satisfying in its depths of firm, saturated tannins. The flavors open and expand, lasting with a sense of purity and near perfect balance. Graham’s is largely a Cima Corgo Port, with half of it coming from the north bank of the Douro at Malvedos and Tua, east of Pinhão, and another 18 percent from just across the river at Vila Velha. This is a 2011 you could enjoy now or 50 years from now.”



Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom



19/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson,

Master of Wine


“Meaty and concentrated. Really covers the palate -- full width. Seems drier than most of the components on the finish but thoroughly exciting and complete. Spicy and noble. Minerally finish.”



ENJOY!

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