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  • Country ranking ?

    178
  • Producer ranking ?

    10
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    now to 2045

James Suckling critic

This was never a great Graham, but it's outstanding quality nonetheless. Medium ruby-red. Aromas of milk chocolate, plum, mint and violet. Full-bodied, with medium sweetness and lots of berry and cherry fruit. Very fruity and fresh. Long and lively. Delicious now, but will improve. Drink now through 2018. Score: 91/100

Peter Symington critic

Graham's 1977 is a superlative, powerful big-hearted Port with rich, complex fruit. Beautifully harmonious and well balanced, this excellent Vintage will make very good drinking between 2000 and 2005, although it has the potential to continue developing in bottle for many years more.

Serena Sutcliffe MW critic

Massive musk roses nose.  Freshness of fruit and vigour.  Fresh meat too.  Liqueur.  Wine gums.  Almost a cassis finish.  A mouthful of tar and roses.  A very recent bottle was not so powerful, but fragrant, with liquorice and roses on the palate and violets on the finish.

Clive Coates MW critic

Splendidly full colour. Very fine nose. Lovely fruit. Very composed. Multi-dimensional. Very classy. Quite firm still and very vigorous. This is very, very lovely. Still youthful. Fullish body. Real harmony and very intensely flavoured. Splendid grip and concentration. Brilliant! Score: 19.5/20

 

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The Story

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 1977

A superlative, powerful, big-hearted Port with rich, complex fruit. Beautifully harmonious and well balanced, this excellent Vintage will make very good drinking between 2000 and 2005, although it has the potential to continue developing in bottle for many years more. The 1977 is considered one of the very finest Vintages of the second half of the 20th Century. The Graham’s 1977 is widely regarded as being second to none.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

<10 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Deep, Ruby red and Dark

ending

Long, Flavorful, Lingering and Alcoholic

flavors

Licorice, Apricot, Coffee, Herbs, Floral and Dried-fruit

nose

Open and Complex

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, High alcohol content, Medium tannin, Developing, Full-bodied, Perfumed and Drying tannins

Written Notes

Graham's 1977 is a superlative, powerful big-hearted Port with rich, complex fruit. Beautifully harmonious and well balanced, this excellent Vintage will make very good drinking between 2000 and 2005, although it has the potential to continue developing in bottle for many years more.

Information

Origin

Porto, Douro

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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"Graham's 1977 is a superlative, powerful big-hearted Port with rich, complex fruit. Beautifully harmonious and well balanced, this excellent Vintage will make very good drinking between 2000 and 2005, although it has the potential to continue developing in bottle for many years more."

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