W. & J. Graham's

Vintage Port Blend

9.470 ratings
9.420 pro ratings
Porto, Douro, Portugal
Port Blend
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

Weekly Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 3-4 whites, 3-4 reds and 1 dessert wine format. Served blind.

This was really faded and light in appearance. Lot of sediment. I guessed late ‘70s/early ‘80s port. More guessed early ‘70s. It tasted older than it was, actually. Old graham cracker, cocoa dusted dates, licorice and old, candied blackberries. Dusty.

Weekly Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 3-4 whites, 3-4 reds and 1 dessert wine format. Served blind.

This was really faded and light in appearance. Lot of sediment. I guessed late ‘70s/early ‘80s port. More guessed early ‘70s. It tasted older than it was, actually. Old graham cracker, cocoa dusted dates, licorice and old, candied blackberries. Dusty.

Apr 10th, 2019
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
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
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
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.9

Classic Port 1985 Graham's a Declared Vintage! Port lovers 30 years old! Where was everyone when this was made?? Great finisher on a special dinner with direct family members, who never get to experience what the Douro in Portugal is all about!!! Big Bravo Graham's !

Classic Port 1985 Graham's a Declared Vintage! Port lovers 30 years old! Where was everyone when this was made?? Great finisher on a special dinner with direct family members, who never get to experience what the Douro in Portugal is all about!!! Big Bravo Graham's !

1 person found it helpfulJan 25th, 2015
Rafael Landestoy

Damn good and an excellent way to end a great night with great friends.

Damn good and an excellent way to end a great night with great friends.

May 21st, 2017
Rafael Landestoy

Always delicious and a perfect way to end a wonderful evening.

Always delicious and a perfect way to end a wonderful evening.

Feb 26th, 2017
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.5

Classic 85 at its peak now. One of 3 great ports to finish the night! Awesome

Classic 85 at its peak now. One of 3 great ports to finish the night! Awesome

Nov 17th, 2015
Dave Smigielski

Beautifully balanced between plums and chocolate still youthful

Beautifully balanced between plums and chocolate still youthful

Apr 19th, 2015
Mark Squires

Writer Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

9.6

Seems younger now than when I first had it. This is the 1985 .

Seems younger now than when I first had it. This is the 1985 .

Feb 19th, 2015