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    Graham's Vintage Port 2011
    Port - Portugal

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    • RP97
    • JS96
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 97 The Wine Advocate, 96 Wine Spectator, 96 Wine Enthusiast, 96 James Suckling, 94 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Portugal

    Varietal: Port

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Alcohol By Volume: 20%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 125738

    Winemaker's Notes:

    A profound and complex wine intensity. Purple-black to the rim, this wine gives fine aromas of blue violets, black China tea and ripe red fruit. The palate is full of powerful and vigorous fruit, merging into black chocolate. The finish is clean and perfectly defined.

    Graham's 2011 Vintage Port pairs wonderfully with chocolate desserts, such as chocolate mousse, creamy blue cheeses like Stilton or Roquefort.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2011 Graham’s comes from the five quintas that have been the source for many years (Malvedos, Tua, Vila Velha, das Lages and Vale de Malhadas). It represents a selection of the 131 pipes from a total production of 1,454 and is a blend of 40% Touriga Nacional, 31% Touriga Franca, 6% Sousao and 23% mixture of very old vines. It has a more “serious” bouquet compared to the Dow, with beguiling scents of blackberry, wild hedgerow, tobacco and cloves. Straight-laced, very well-defined and compelling, the palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and supremely well-judged acidity. It is utterly harmonious, with a pure core of ripe black cherries, damson, marmalade, clove and spices, and the finish lingers long in the mouth. The separation of “The Stone Terraces” vines certainly does not appear to have detracted from a great Graham’s. 5,000 cases declared. Tasted May 2013.

    97 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Offers a decadently fruity aroma, with peppery accents to the cherry, raspberry and dark currant flavors that are lithe and juicy. Grippy tannins grace the mocha- and chocolate-infused finish. Best from 2025 through 2055.

    96 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Deliciously sweet and perfumed, its powerful plum fruit flavors make this wine already accessible. In the background are the tannins—solid and concentrated—and the acidity, creating a nervous tension that confirms the wine’s aging potential. Hold for many years.

    96 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Aromas of licorice, wet earth and berries follow through to a full body, medium sweetness and a chewy finish. Real deal. Structured. 8,000 cases produced of this mechanically trodden wine. Try after 2023.

    96 Points
    James Suckling

    It's a sweet blueberry crush of flavor, satisfying in its depths of firm, saturated tannins. The flavors open and expand, lasting with a sense of purity and near perfect balance. Graham's is largely a Cima Corgo Port, with half of it coming from the north bank of the Duoro at Malvedos and Tua,east of Pinhao and another 18 percent from just across the river at Vila Velha.

    94 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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    BradleyGT (3/18/2014)
    This port is quite distinct from the other top 2011's, but in a great way. Lighter in color, a beautiful deep cherry red, and a complex, wetter burst on entry and in the long follow. Wonderful fruit. Available as cheap as $31.00 by the half-bottle, often less than $40.
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