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W&J Graham's Vintage Port 1983


SKU 16044


Some shippers opted for 1982 however it would seem that 1983 has turned out to be the better wine. Stylish, big with good balance of fruit and tannin.
Category Port
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Brand W&J Graham's
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorA superb achievement from a very underrated year. Deep dark ruby-purple, with rich floral and violet aromas, full-bodied, with masses of strawberry flavors, full tannins and a long finish.

James Suckling, 1989
  • wa92

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. 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.

Robert Parker

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