x
  • Country ranking ?

    200
  • Producer ranking ?

    14
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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 1991

Vintage Overview

The first “Declared Vintage” for six
years – the longest gap between
declarations for decades. A very small
but good Vintage similar to some of the
1983's.

The Viticultural Year
1991 produced a very dry ripening period
in the Douro and in the early summer there
was some anxiety as to how the drought
would affect the crop. Despite the very hot
conditions of the summer months it was
fortunate that there was cooler weather in
late August which allowed the grapes to
reach maturity.

Contemporary Family
Comments
“By the time picking began in the
second week of September the grapes
were in beautiful condition and the
resulting wines had enormous flavour
and bouquet”.
James Symington
October 1991
Wine Specification
Alcohol by Volume: 20.0% v/v (20ºc)
Total Acidity: 4.13 g/l tartaric acid
Baumé: 3.8
Vineyards: Primarily from Graham’s
Quinta dos Malvedos (Cima Corgo) and
Quinta dos Lages (Rio Torto valley)

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Ruby red and Dark

flavors

Mint, Licorice, Port-like and Herbs

nose

Open and Rich

Written Notes

Ruby. Blackberries, mulberries, some chocolate, spices, dark fruits nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, some spices, blackberries, elegant balance and body, long. 93

  • 93p
Graham’s Vintage Port 1991 But muted nose with tar. balsamic notes, warm plummy fruit, prunes and chocolate raisins. Really needs air to get going. Medium bodied but sweet attack with dark, semi dried fruits, chocolate, stewed raspberries, licorice and minty notes. Smooth and long with grainy caressing tannins. Fine structure but on the lighter side of port. Very enjoyable but needs lots of air today Drink now-2033 93p
  • 93p

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Origin

Porto, Douro

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