1963 Graham's Vintage Port
This is a monumental wine with a great balance of fruit and tannin. Medium ruby with a garnet edge, enticing nose of bitter chocolate and plums, full-bodied, with chocolate and raspberry flavors, medium tannins and a very long finish.
This is a monumental wine with a great balance of fruit and tannin. Medium ruby with a garnet edge, enticing nose of bitter chocolate and plums, full-bodied, with chocolate and raspberry flavors, medium tannins and a very long finish. (1989)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted at dinner at Christies boardroom. What a stunning 1963 vintage port this is! The bouquet draws you in, does not drag you in with its alcohol and reveals a fresh, well defined nose with a nutty edge, hints of cigar box and allspice. The palate is beautifully balanced, understated on the entry but building all the time, flashes of eucalyptus leading towards a more extrovert, clove tinged finish that hangs around the palate like an obsessed ex-girlfriend. Gorgeous Grahams! Drink now-2030. Tasted May 2009. (Neil Martin's Wine Journal)
According to the Symington Family Estates (SFE) Tasting Room Team: "Simply sublime, 50 years old and still so vital and complete. Shown in conjunction with the 2011 Vintage Ports, many critics noted the same ‘schistous’ aromatic notes associated with the 2011s. There were also wonderful aromas of tea-leaf and mint, bergamot and cinnamon and a seductive palate, complex and very, very refined. An absolute delight." (2013) According to Richard Mayson: "Good, deep youthful colour; tight-knit powerful nose, dark chocolate concentration, with more to give; similarly rich, tight-knit and powerful, spicy - peppery tannins and a cast iron superstructure. Sweet, complete and very fine. Score: 5 Stars" (2008)