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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 has a reputation as a producer of outstanding Vintage Port for well over a century. These wines are renowned for their remarkable richness, concentration and firm tannic structure: a combination which yields impressive longevity. Graham's Vintage Ports consistently attain the highest ratings in tastings and invariably attract very high bids at fine wine auctions.
Vintage Ports are only made in years of exceptionally high quality harvests, which on average occur two or three times in a decade. The weather in the vineyards is the principal determining factor: conditions must be ideal throughout the growing season, as well as during the subsequent harvest.
Graham's extraordinary quality is the result of the unique characteristics of the five vineyards that contribute to the Vintage Port.
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” ?
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
"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
15th August 1955
Alcohol by Volume: 20% v/v (20ºc)
Total Acidity: 3.85 g/l tartaric acid
Port Vintage Report: Declared by 26 shippers, this was the largest declaration since 1927, and is one of the most underrated Vintages of the 20th Century. A real pleasure to drink now, the best will last well into the 21st Century if well cellared.