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    Graham's Vintage Port 2003
    Port - Portugal

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    • W&S96
    • WE96
    Price: $99.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 Wine Enthusiast, 96 Wine & Spirits, 95 The Wine Advocate, 95 International Wine Cellar, 94 Wine Spectator

    Region: Portugal

    Varietal: Port

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Alcohol By Volume: 20%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 85499

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2000 vintage of this wine was ranked #9 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2003

    W. & J. Graham's Classic Vintage Ports are produced in years when the harvest and the resulting wines are found to be exceptional. This occurs, on average, about 3 times per decade. After aging for 18 months in cask, the best wines of some the finest Quintas in the Douro, especially Graham's Quinta dos Malvedos, are blended to produce a rich, exquisite wine.

    Critical Acclaim:

    This is a great Port, from a great brand. It is packed with solid, structured, rich and intense black fruit flavors. Its tannins show considerable aging potential. It is a big, ripe wine, balanced by a long, lingering dark aftertaste.

    96 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Violets, roses, spices, and candied dark fruits emanate from the glass of the murky black/purple colored 2003 Graham Vintage Port. After four days of air, this wine’s aromatics sweetened further, displaying jammy blackberry and blueberry scents. Bold, full-bodied, and expansive, the Graham benefited the most from extensive contact with air of all the 2003s tasted for this report. This opulently jammy wine assaults the palate with powerful yet soft layers of oily, candied red fruits as well as notes of tar and hints of mocha. A highly concentrated effort, it is creamy textured, suave, and reveals an admirably long finish filled with additional layers of dark fruits intermingled with spices. Projected maturity: 2030-2055.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Deep, saturated ruby. Initially reticent aromas of dark chocolate and nuts; showed a high-pitched eucalyptus quality as it opened in the glass. Then almost shockingly huge and rich in fruit, with wonderfully lush, complex flavors of cassis, violet, minerals, spices, flowers and exotic chocolate. The tannins are seductively sweet, yet the finish boasts terrific focus, not to mention outstanding persistence. In terms of sheer palate-saturating flavor and texture, this runs a close second to Fonseca among these 2003s. For long aging.

    95 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Loads of tar and blackberry aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate, with medium sweetness, big, velvety tannins and a long finish. A big, juicy wine. Best after 2015. 8,500 cases made.

    94 Points
    Wine Spectator
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