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2016 Grahams Vintage Port Reviews




2016 Grahams Vintage Port Reviews





Learn More About the 2016 Grahams Vintage Port Through its Reviews.



2016

Graham's Vintage Port

Reviews



99 Pointz James Suckling


“Extremely complex aromas that show the classic Graham character of black-fruit marmalade and burnt oranges. Follows through to a full body with great grip at the finish. Lightly sweet. Chewy and powerful. Such a focus at the end.’



98 Pointz Wine Spectator


“This offers a distilled plum and boysenberry essence, with a racy feel, as spearmint and graphite notes drive through. As the finish kicks in, this turns toward the dark side, with ganache, charcoal, and tar elements. Has the showy ripeness of the vintage but is backed by a decidedly dry feel on the finish, imparting a sense of precision despite the heft. Best from 2030 through 2055.”



97 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“This finely structured wine is powered by fine tannins and rich fruits. A touch of acidity comes through the rich berry flavors and the concentration of the dark tannins. This wine will certainly age, don't drink before 2028.”



96 Pointz Vinous


“The 2016 Graham’s Vintage Port is inky black in colour. The bouquet is voluminous and intense, the aromas almost shrouding your head! Blackberry, black olive, clove, and a touch of smoke, just a hint of pencil box in the background. The palate is brilliant, quite brilliant. Supple tannin, a satin-like texture, perfect balance, and unerring purity, this is a fabulous Graham’s that effortlessly fans out and caresses the senses on the finish. This Graham’s has huge potential and is going to give a lot of pleasure for many years.”



95 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The 2016 Vintage Port is a blend of 37% Touriga Nacional, 42% Touriga Franca, and various others. It comes in with 115 grams of residual sugar. A bit bigger than Dow's this year, this is more intense as well. The better wine of these two benchmarks seems to be this Graham's. Tight on the finish, aromatic, and very flavorful, this actually opens rather well and shows off its lovely fruit. The Dow's will be approachable a bit earlier, perhaps, and this may reward aging even more. As always, Graham's is wonderfully delicious. That's one hallmark of the house. I'm not sure this is a truly great Graham's, but at the moment, it is enticing, with plenty of potential for improvement. There were 6,325 cases produced, plus some bottles in other formats.”



94 Pointz Wine & Spirits


“Once it opens, it’s voluptuous, almost overly sweet at first, but the tart edges of the fruit and the licorice-scented tannins suggest the elegance that will come with time. It grows silky with air, seeming to transfer the sweetness from the fruit to the tannins, which take on a caramelized walnut flavor. A beautiful vintage of Graham’s, this has the integration and depth of flavor to age for decades.” 




Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom



98 Pointz Decanter


“Super-ripe with an expressive plum and dark chocolate aroma. Rich opulence backed by dark chocolate intensity and spicy tannic grip – big and bold on the finish. Voluptuous with fabulous richness, big and bold on the finish. This is one for the long haul but it’s already very impressive.”



18.5+/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson,

Master of Wine


“Extremely deep purplish crimson. Wonderfully pure nose – so direct and intense. Long and schistous somehow. Very fresh fruit quality. Almost like a mouthwash, it’s so pure and brisk. Linear.”



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