W. & J. Graham's

Vintage Port Blend

9.4538 ratings
9.4151 pro ratings
Porto, Douro, Portugal
Port Blend
Top Notes For
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

Wedding year! Still married.

Wedding year! Still married.

Apr 24th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Out of 375ml. The nose; dry raisins, prunes, dry figs & dates, mashed dark raspberries, plum & black plum, walnut & date bread, sweet molasses, melted dark chocolate and violets. The body is thick & rich. Blackberry fruits, black plum, rum cane sugar, molasses, dates & figs, fresh prunes, round acidity and thick, lengthy, structured finish that needs another 10 years and will last another 30+ plus. Great pair with Hedy’s chocolate late mousse and walnut spiced bread.

Out of 375ml. The nose; dry raisins, prunes, dry figs & dates, mashed dark raspberries, plum & black plum, walnut & date bread, sweet molasses, melted dark chocolate and violets. The body is thick & rich. Blackberry fruits, black plum, rum cane sugar, molasses, dates & figs, fresh prunes, round acidity and thick, lengthy, structured finish that needs another 10 years and will last another 30+ plus. Great pair with Hedy’s chocolate late mousse and walnut spiced bread.

Dec 26th, 2017
Matt Sterr

Cherry 🍒Chocolate 🍫. Absolutely silky and lush. Had this 17 years ago and I remember it being far more brawny. Has definitely mellowed with age. Still an amazing vintage.

Cherry 🍒Chocolate 🍫. Absolutely silky and lush. Had this 17 years ago and I remember it being far more brawny. Has definitely mellowed with age. Still an amazing vintage.

Nov 26th, 2017
George Chen

63 nice

63 nice

Oct 6th, 2017
Chris Shackelford

Good concentration, some resolve in the structure with plenty of time left

Good concentration, some resolve in the structure with plenty of time left

Aug 15th, 2017
Cameron Hoppas

Rich and concentrated. The elegance and delicacy surrounding the powerful flavors and aromatics are astounding. This is a pivotal wine for the category. Deep dark berry core, Graham/molasses, caramel nuances. Fresh as summer preserves.

Rich and concentrated. The elegance and delicacy surrounding the powerful flavors and aromatics are astounding. This is a pivotal wine for the category. Deep dark berry core, Graham/molasses, caramel nuances. Fresh as summer preserves.

Aug 2nd, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.7

Intermission wine last night at my daughter's high school play. Gotta love the wine country. I don't drink enough Port.

Intermission wine last night at my daughter's high school play. Gotta love the wine country. I don't drink enough Port.

4 people found it helpfulNov 15th, 2014
Christine Havens

Black cherries, Italian black plums, dust and anise. Silky sweet on entry, with polished, notes of roasted fig and dark chocolate. Lots of depth here, but plenty of finesse, too. Lengthy, spicy finish.

Black cherries, Italian black plums, dust and anise. Silky sweet on entry, with polished, notes of roasted fig and dark chocolate. Lots of depth here, but plenty of finesse, too. Lengthy, spicy finish.

3 people found it helpfulJun 15th, 2014
Andrea Dente

Sommelier/Wine Director Vinerieclandestine

10

Andrea had this 5 years ago

Andrea had this 5 years ago

3 people found it helpfulOct 7th, 2013
Ian Burrows

Sommelier Atelier Crenn

9.6

Ripe & semi-mature VP. Lots to like, including structure being fully integrated. tannin, fruit concentration and spirit nicely balanced.

Ripe & semi-mature VP. Lots to like, including structure being fully integrated. tannin, fruit concentration and spirit nicely balanced.

2 people found it helpfulJan 1st, 2014