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Brothers William and John Graham established their business in Porto, Portugal as a means to import textiles in 1820. That same year, the siblings accepted twenty-seven barrels of Port as a payment for a client’s debt, and after that, the Graham’s Port house was born when they decided to produce their own Port wines from the Douro Valley. Originally hailing from Scotland, the Graham family had done extensive business overseas, and William and John helped the foundation of what came to be a worldwide renowned vintage port house. They are known for their exceptional Vintage Ports, as well as their Aged Tawny Ports, Late Bottled Vintage, Reserve, and Quinta dos Malvedos Vintage Ports.

In 1970, the Symington Family acquired the Port House nearly a hundred years after their ancestor, AJ Symington; left his career at Graham’s to begin his own Port production. Today, Graham’s is the only remaining British Port company independently owned by a single family and because of it, makes controlling and caring for it an intimate matter.

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1985
8 In Stock
750ml
D97
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Tasting Notes

WA96
Graham is another great port house, producing one of the deepest-colored and sweetest styles of vintage port. Along with Taylor and Fonseca, Graham has probably been the most consistent producer of great port in the post- World War II era. Their tawnys are quite good rather than exceptional, but their vintage ports are truly sublime and sumptuous. Graham is the undisputed star and kingpin of the 1985 vintage ports. Yes, it is made in a sweeter style than the other ports, but it is a fabulous wine because of a dazzling level of black-cherry fruit, an enormous structure, and staggering depth, dimension, and length. It is forward, as are all 1985s, and I would speculate that this port will be approaching maturity by 1992-93 and will keep 15-20 years thereafter.
WS96
Dark color, with intense aromas of blackberry, licorice and hints of flowers. Full-bodied, lightly sweet, with superrefined tannins. Long and caressing. Very youthful. Will improve for a long time. This is really excellent. Always has been.

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