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Graham's declares a Vintage Port only in exceptional years, perhaps three times in a decade, and in the intervening years may produce a Quinta Vintage Ports from Quinta dos Malvedos or Quinta do Tua. These Quinta Vintage Ports are aged in our cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia for 10 years or more after harvest, before being released to the market, ready for enjoyment.

Graham’s Vintage Ports are outstanding for their consistent quality and long life.  James Suckling’s series of notes for old vintages tasted in 1990 confirm this – how many wines, after 40 or more years, are rated so highly and noted as “will improve with age” ? 

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Vintage 1955

Vintage Overview

Outstanding fruit driven wines for longterm
ageing. A real pleasure to drink
now or over the next few decades. One
of the most underrated Vintages of the
20th Century. Declared by most of the
major Port houses.

The Viticultural Year
After the February rain there was a heat
wave in April and in the first half of May,
which was again followed by rain. The
vines flowered well and had the benefit of
further rain in June. July was satisfactory,
and August hot, with the grapes in good
It was very hot throughout the harvest and
the quantity was less than expected,
though the grapes showed quality from the

Contemporary Family
"Vines looking wonderful, both bunches
and grapes are much larger than last
year. A few showers between now and
the vintage should produce an excellent
Ronald Symington
15th August 1955

Wine Specification
Alcohol by Volume: 20% v/v (20ºc)
Total Acidity: 3.85 g/l tartaric acid
Baumé: 3.6

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Graham's 1955 is one of the best wines of the year, big with generous fruit flavours. A superbly balanced wine, smooth and concentrated. Soft and delicate copper colour on the rim. Plenty of grip on the taste with soft rounded fruit flavours.
Graham’s 1955 vintage Port. Deeper colour than the ’63 although plenty of mahogany. Lovely complex, spicy lifted nose of Christmas cake and touch of cinnamon and tobacco. Scented an feminine. Hugely complex with perfect volatility for the fruit. Still impressive depth and real sweetness on the palate with seemed to last an eternity in the mouth. The spirit is clean and still integrated. This is perfect now and utterly delicious. Difficult to fault. 20.
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