Graham's Vintage 2016

Graham's Vintage 2016

 

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Graham's
Vintage 2016
  • Vintage : 2016
  • Country : Portugal
  • Region : Douro
  • Subregion
  • Type : Port
  • Style
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 20°
  • Grappes : 100% Porto divers

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 99 2016
WS Wine Spectator 98 2016
DCT Decanter 98 2016
WE Wine Enthusiast 97 2016
RP Robert Parker 95 2016
JR Jancis Robinson 17.5 2016
More information on wine critics and ratings
Classic expression of the Graham's style: concentrated and opulent with layers of fresh, ripe, black fruit flavours.
Aromas of mint and eucalyptus with chocolate notes. 
The Graham 2016 combines superb complexity, structure and balance.

James Suckling (JS) : 99 Points (2016)
Extremely complex aromas that show the classic Graham character of black-fruit marmalade and burnt oranges. Follows through to a full body with great grip at the finish. Lightly sweet. Chewy and powerful. Such a focus at the end.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 98 Points (2016)
This is lush and captivating in feel, with a velvety flow to the mix of plum, blackberry, boysenberry and açai berry compote flavors. A bold streak of licorice runs through the finish, underscored by a brambly note that imparts balance. A stunning display of fruit. Best from 2030 through 2050.

Decanter (DCT) : 98 Points (2016)
Super-ripe with an expressive plum and dark chocolate aroma. Rich opulence backed by dark chocolate intensity and spicy tannic grip – big and bold on the finish. Voluptuous with fabulous richness, big and bold on the finish. This is one for the long haul but it’s already very impressive.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 97 Points (2016)
This finely structured wine is powered by fine tannins and rich fruits. A touch of acidity comes through the rich berry flavors and the concentration of the dark tannins. This wine will certainly age, don’t drink before 2028.Cellar Selection

Robert Parker (RP) : 95 Points (2016)
The 2016 Vintage Port is a blend of 37% Touriga Nacional, 42% Touriga Franca and various others. It comes in with 115 grams of residual sugar. A bit bigger than Dow's this year, this is more intense as well. The better wine of these two benchmarks seems to be this Graham's. Tight on the finish, aromatic and very flavorful, this actually opens rather well and shows off its lovely fruit. The Dow's will be approachable a bit earlier, perhaps, and this may reward aging even more. As always, Graham's is wonderfully delicious. That's one hallmark of the house. I'm not sure this is a truly great Graham's, but at the moment, it is enticing, with plenty of potential for improvement. There were 6,325 cases produced, plus some bottles in other formats.

Jancis Robinson (JR) : 17.5 Points (2016)
Backbone of Quinta dos Malvedos which saw 13 mm of rain in mid September. The blend includes some Sousão for colour and freshness. Plus lots of Touriga Franca from Quinta do Tua, the one with the old terraces (for Stone Terraces) still. Only 230 g per vine from there. Plus wine from two other properties, Quinta da Vila Velha across the river from Malvedos and Quinta do Vale de Malhadas from Douro Superior upriver – mainly Touriga Franca. In volume, 2016 produced 25 to 30% less than in 2011 which wasn’t a big crop. 6,325 cases made, some in the traditional tappit hen size. All the Symington wines had exceptionally deep colours. This one has a particularly deep blackish-purple, still with a blueish hue. On the alreadyexpressive nose I found prunes, something floral and a note of balsam, plus lots of freshness. Relatively open on the palate too. Rather elegant and the hugely sweet fruit almost covers a massive charge of silky tannins. This is almost like a sweet, tannic table wine. Pure and polished. Sweeter than most. One of those wines that some people might easily persuade themselves could be drunk relatively young, Satin textured. Drink 2040-2065

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WS
93
JR
90
WE
94
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92
RP
94
JR
96
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WE
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91
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91
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92
RP
93
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Graham's Vintage 2016 Reviewed by James Suckling 19-07-2018 . Score: 5