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W&J Graham's Vintage Port 1985 375ml

W&J Graham's Vintage Port 1985 375ml


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First unanimous declaration since 1975. Known for their huge amounts of luscious fruit and round tannins. This wine is one of the best wines of the Vintage, full-bodied, full tannins with long finish.
Category Port
Region Portugal, Douro
Brand W&J Graham's
  • wa96

Wine AdvocateGraham is another great port house, producing one of the deepest-colored and sweetest styles of vintage port. Along with Taylor and Fonseca, Graham has probably been the most consistent producer of great port in the post- World War II era. Their tawnys are quite good rather than exceptional, but their vintage ports are truly sublime and sumptuous. Graham is the undisputed star and kingpin of the 1985 vintage ports. Yes, it is made in a sweeter style than the other ports, but it is a fabulous wine because of a dazzling level of black-cherry fruit, an enormous structure, and staggering depth, dimension, and length. It is forward, as are all 1985s, and I would speculate that this port will be approaching maturity by 1992-93 and will keep 15-20 years thereafter.

Robert Parker, January 1989
  • ws96

Wine SpectatorDark color, with intense aromas of blackberry, licorice and hints of flowers. Full-bodied, lightly sweet, with superrefined tannins. Long and caressing. Very youthful. Will improve for a long time. This is really excellent. Always has been. Just starting to come around. '77/'85/'97 blind Port retrospective. Drink now

James Suckling, 2008