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Graham's Vintage Port 2000

Your Price: $95.00

Producer: Graham's
Optimum drinking: 2020-2040
Rating: 98 - Wine Spectator
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca
Appellation: D.O. Douro, Portugal
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

This is a landmark wine for Graham's, not only being the first Vintage of a new millennium, but being the first Vintage wine to enjoy the extraordinary results achieved by the new robotic 'lagares' at Malvedos in the inaugural year of our remodelled winery. Significant also has been the decision to include a rather larger proportion of mature Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional from Vila Velha, a classic riverside Quinta a short distance downstream from Malvedos, and some spectacular old vine lots from Vale de Malhadas in the Upper Douro.

The blend displays many of the typical Graham aromas of ripe plum and 'esteva' (gum cistus) and is pleasantly smooth on the palate despite its youth. It is full and rich in the mouth with fresh blackberry and red plum notes. Despite the hallmark Graham sweetness in the mouth the finish is long and clean.

"The Graham is simply stunning…The top Port of the Vintage." Wine Spectator

"Velvety intensity; remarkably sweet as always, floral scents, glorious flavour, richness masking tannin. Great wine." Michael Broadbent - 5 Star

"Grapy, unformed, black raspberry liqueur and licorice-infused cassis notes leap from the glass of this opaque purple-colored wine. Sweet, plush, rich, and accessible, it is a forward, lush, concentrated effort that should drink well for two decades. While not one of Graham's most profound ports, it should evolve rapidly, providing immense crowd appeal." Robert Parker

"Dark purple. Slightly green note on the nose. Very big and bold and sweet - really overwhelming with its sweetness, though there is tannin, quite dry insistent tannin, on the finish. Dry and almost dusty finish. This is less than a baby, it's an idea. But it should get there all right, even if it's a bit crazy to even try to taste it now." Jancis Robinson MW

Graham's Vintage Port 2000