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1977 Taylor Vintage Port $199.99
1977 Graham's Vintage Port $149.99
1963 Dow's Vintage Port $299.99
90 points Wine & Spirits: "This estate-grown blend of loureiro and alvarinho has clean flavor and depth in 2015, its ripeness captured in tart green pear and sweeter lime flavors. There’s a salty snap to the fresh finish, delicious with pan-roasted sea bass or most anything else from the sea. A steal at the price." K&L Notes: A perennial staff and customer favorite, this Vinho Verde continues to deliver the goods, the fizzy, citrus-drenched, delicious goods. If you're looking for a poolside, picnic, or patio sipper, this wine never disappoints.
Produced from Loureiro and Pederña grapes grown in the granitic soils of the Vinho Verde region, the Santola (or as we here are calling it, "the crab wine") is a delicious, spritely and refreshing white. It doesn't get much more traditional, thirst-quenching or seasonally perfect then this wine. Delicious, low in alcohol, slightly fizzy and way too easy to drink!
94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Alvarinho is unoaked and comes in at 12.5% alcohol. As fans of this classic bottling know, it is very dry, most definitely not fizzy and typically a great value. It is glorious, expressive and fresh in this vintage. In the long, proud history of this fine estate, this seems to be as good or better as any standard, unoaked Alvarinho they have produced. It is also one of the best unoaked young Alvarinhos I've had. We'll see what the future brings--it won't be an unqualified success for Soalheiro if it does not hold well for a decade or much more-- ...Read More »
Produced from Baga and Touriga Nacional grapes from different vineyards in Beiras, Luis Pato's entry-level red is loaded with character and offers terrific value as well as some really distinctive, specific flavors. The Bairrada and Beiras regions are cool, and the climate is influenced by the Atlantic. Soils are composed of clay with interspersed limestone. There is an acidity and tannic structure that is quite different from the rich, ripe wines of its more famous, warmer, northerly neighbor, the Douro. Luis Pato is making some of the most interesting ... Read More »
Produced in the Portalegre area, which lies in the north of the Alentejo DO, this red wine has the delicious approachable fruit I expect from Alentejo, with lots of unexpected freshness as well. The granitic terroir here produces a savory wine with flavors of mixed berries, a plummy richness and terrific balance. Touriga Naciona, Trincadeira, Aragones and Alicante Boucschet. (Joe Manekin, K&L Portuguese & Spanish wine buyer)
Quinta do Romeu tends towards a lighter touch, with less oak and extraction than many of its peers. All of their plantings are massale selections. Their is a lot of quartz and granite on their organically cultivated property, which along with the very high elevation (some of the highest in the Douro) lends great freshness and elegance to their wines.
Wine Spectator: "Great nutty aromas come from the glass and follow into the palate of this sweeter style of white Port. It is rich, packed with almonds and a tangy orange zest edge." (8/2010)
90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "'Black' is a new blend produced from classic varieties that do not make it into the Quinta do Noval vintage. There are ripe blackberries, tar, smoke and orange liqueur on the nose that takes time to open. The palate is medium-bodied, very sleek on the entry, fleshy black fruits, sloe, spice and just a hint of white pepper, leading to a very focused finish. Drink now-2020. Tasted April 2010. (NM-Wine Journal)" (3/2010) Jancis Robinson: "This is made from Quinta do Noval's younger vines. The back label urges us to serve it chilled as an aperitif or with dark chocolate at any ...Read More »
Sourced from older vines in the Cima Corgo and Baixo Corgo regions of the Douro, this red blend is fermented and in stainless steel vats. This field blend of Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Tinto Cão, Sousão, Tinta Francisca, Touriga Nationa is an incredibly food-friendly wine brimming with inviting notes of cherry, blackberry and baking spice.
Adega Cooperative de Monçao is a long running, well respected co-op in the area of Monçao and Melgaço. This 100% Alvarinho bottling shows rich stone fruits with very good purity and minerality. Soft, a bit frothy and delicious, this traditional Alvarinho-based Vinho Verde hits the spot.
What a fantastic, lighter traditional red from this Vinoh Verde cooperative in Monçzo. A blend of Alvarelho, Pedal and Vinhao, this lovely light bodied red is fizzy, with pretty dark cherry fruit, damson and violet notes Dry, original and lovely red. 10.5% ABV
91 points Wine Enthusiast: "The wine is rich, ripe and fruity with good acidity as well as a bite of spirit and old-wood aging. It is well balanced, keeping the freshness of a 10-Year-Old while also showing good signs of its wood aging. Just what a 10-Year-Old should be." (12/2014) 90 points Wine Spectator: "This has a zesty, sweet floral aroma, with delicate, well-spiced flavors of apple tart, flan and cocoa powder. The plush, mouthfilling finish of cream, vanilla and raspberry is fresh and balanced. Drink now." (12/2010) Jancis Robinson: "What handsome squat bottles Graham's tawnies come in... Very pale rose red. Light, rather ...Read More »
94 points James Suckling: "A gorgeous tawny with dried figs, caramel, dried raisins and coffee beans. Full-bodied, sweet and delicious. This shows such length and beauty. I love the crème caramel and cooked apple tart on the finish. Some pecan pie. Crazy." (10/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of 2013* A complex and full-bore tawny, with deep, intense flavors of orange cream, glazed apricot, baked peach and roasted pineapple that are balanced by concentrated chocolate and toffee notes. The bright finish is filled with spice and supported by fresh acidity." (10/2013) K&L Notes: Graham's was founded in 1820 in... Read More »
Jancis Robinson: "Black cherry, velvety tannin, violet fragrance. Very supple indeed - absolutely ready to drink now. Lovely persistence." (5/2015)
90 points Wine Spectator: "A plush style, offering flavors of hazelnut, dried apricot and butterscotch, showing good complexity and length. The long finish is richly spiced and smoky, with vanilla and marzipan notes. Drink now. (KM)" (12/2014) Wine Enthusiast: "This has quite a bite with acidity and a strong cut of spirit. Flavors of dried raisins and sultana put it on the dry side of aged tawny. At the end, spice and the wood aging dominate this austere wine. (RV)" (12/2014)
95 points Wine & Spirits: "People in Douro argue over the optimal age for a Tawny. As an outsider, it’s easy to know it when you taste it. There’s no mistaking the freshness in this wine, though it lives mysteriously in complete harmony with its aged character, provoking an immediate sense of pleasure (the yum response) followed by an extended moment of meditation. Are you tasting dried cherries? Smelling the scent of mushrooms in the forest? The fresh zest of an orange or the mineral sense of tannins turned to silk? Whatever that fragrant, delicate thing may be, it’s likely to ca ...Read More »
93 points Wine Spectator: "A gorgeous, voluptuous young Port, best Churchill ever. Intense aromas of dark chocolate and grapes. Full-bodied, with powerful, chewy tannins, yet it's sweet and fruity on the finish. Try after 2010. (JS)" (4/1997)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Branco Reserva Planalto (Casa Ferreirinha) is a white bargain even though it is a mass-market wine (about 125,000 cases). It is an unoaked blend of 35% Viosinho; 15% each of Malvasia Fina, Gouveio, Códega and Arinto; and 5% Moscatel. This shows good purity of fruit, a lovely, fresh feel, some viscosity and some precision. It hangs together well and drinks great. This is a very good vintage for it. (MS)" (8/2015)
Hot new Vinho Verde region find! To be precise, this is actually labelled a Vinho Regional from the Minho; a wine can only be labelled Vinho Verde if it is 100% Alvarinho from the sub-zone of Melgaço, which this is not. Quinta do Regueiro makes great stuff though. Flavors of ripe yellow fruits show hints of ripe apple and red bananas - those delicious, sweet/tangy smaller bananas, not the regular ones we all grew up with. This is mineral as well, a touch smoky, just a delicious, textbook Alvarinho blend. (Joe Manekin, K&L Portuguese and Spanish wine buye... Read More »
94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This 2010 Garrafeira Quinta dos Bageiras is another gorgeous Garrafeira from Bageiras, produced only in what owner Mário Sérgio Alves Nuno believes are the best years. Sourced from very old vines (90+ years, said Mario), it was aged for 18 months in used 3000-liter Portuguese tonels. It has big everything: strong concentration of flavor, intensity on the finish, classic Baga nuances and plenty of acidity. This lets it all hang out, but it also works it out rather well. This wine is not for the shy; it is quite a mouthful. It could use a few more years in ...Read More »
100 points James Suckling: "I found a bottle of 1977 Fonseca in my cellar - probably my last. It was absolutely gorgeous. I gave this fortified wine a perfect score in its youth and I think it has finally evolved into its perfection as a mature vintage Port. Here is the tasting note. 1977 Fonseca Vintage Port: This is in total balance now with such harmony. What amazing aromas of berry and flowers. Full and sweet, the tannins are complete dissolved. The fruit is perfect. This goes on for minutes. Drink now. But it will go forever." (8/2013) 100 points Wine Spectator: "What a Vintage Port. Dark ruby center, with ...Read More »
90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV 10 Year Old Tawny Port was bottled in 2014 with 105.23 grams per liter of residual sugar. Easily the 10 with the most weight in the Fladgate group's lineup this issue, it is a rather powerful 10 year old Tawny with plenty of pop, the biggest and baddest of the trio (Fonseca, Croft and this). There is very fine concentration of flavor for a 10 year old Tawny. If I had a quibble, the alcohol shows at times, especially early on and rather notably when drunk a little too warm. (Around 60 degrees Fahrenheit is a lot better than room temperature most of ...Read More »
91 points James Suckling: "A balanced, fresh style of red with fine tannins, dark berries and hints of hazelnuts. Medium body, delicate tannins and a clean finish. A blend of grape varities from the region. Excellent value for an outstanding Douro red – a real deal." (10/2015) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Vertente is Niepoort's familiar Douro blend, sourced from a combination of younger (with Niepoort, that means about 25 years) and older vines. Startlingly open and expressive, this shows little sign of a problem in this difficult vintage. Exuberant and tasty, it also evolves into something more seriou ...Read More »
Jancis Robinson: "Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, including 20% old vines. Winemakers Luis Pato and Francisco Montenegro. Darkish cherry. Lightly spiced and peppery dark, blackberry fruit, smells a little dusty, tastes dry and fresh with fine dark fruit. Cool, dry and pure-fruited. Mouthwatering and harmonious, lightish on the mid palate – making it very drinkable and with the tannins suggesting it would be a great supper wine." (12/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Tinto "Popa", with just Pôpa on the front, is a blend of Tinta Roriz (35%), Touriga Nacional (25%), Touriga Franc ...Read More »
Wine Enthusiast: "Big, bold and fruity, this is a warm and rich wine. The wood-aging has rounded out the natural structure of the wine, giving it weight and density. Black fruits burst out of the glass, although the wine will be even better in 2015. (RV)" (8/2014) K&L Notes: A blend of organically grown Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, this is a lovely Douro red, with very pure, lively mixed berry fruit flavors, and a freshness that confronts the stereotype of these wines as heavy, impressive, yet chewier, more extracted wines. Quinta do Romeu tends tow... Read More »
Wine Enthusiast: "***Best Buy*** This is a friendly fruity wine that has a soft texture and bright acidity...with citrus and white fruit flavors that are so fresh. Drink now. (RV)" (2/2016) K&L Notes: Located in the UNESCO heritage site of Evora, Cartuxa is a fully functional farm. Grape growing and winemaking are just a few of the farming activities in which they engage. Their EA white shows rich yellow fruits with a creamy texture and terrific balance. Antao Vaz, Roupeiro and and Arinto grapes.
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Churchill's 1992 Agua Alta is a big, thick, chocolatey, blockbuster-styled vintage port, with considerable tannin, superb flavor extraction, massive body, and huge length. It will require 5-6 years of aging, but patience will be rewarded; this wine will prove to be a stunning example of the 1992 vintage and last for 25-30 years. (RP)" (2/1995) K&L Notes: Agua Alta is a single-quinta bottling, representing an important terroir for the Churchill estate. It would be included in the estate's vintage port in declared vintages, but is special enough to bottle separately in... Read More »
Filipa Pato, daughter of Luis, took the knowledge she learned from her iconoclastic father, and is applying towards making excellent wines in her own right in the same region. This blend of Bical and Arinto shows lovely peach and a somewhat nutty/honeyed flavors that finish dry, not unlike good Chenin Blanc. What separates this wine from many other similarly priced efforts is the texture - it is elegant and when combined with the wine's persistence makes for a delicious white for the money.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Lucid dark ruby color, the Bin 27 has a sweet nose of raisin and fig, complemented by copious dark cherry and black plum. The palate is sweet and spicy on the entry with that fig motif continuing with plush dark chocolate infused black fruit. The finish is short and abrupt, but there is a lingering peppery note to keep customer satisfied. The Bin 27 forms a perfect introduction to the delights of Port. (NM)" (2/2013) Wine Enthusiast: "Full, rich and fruity wine, enticingly aromatic, with strawberry fruits and an easy, just tannic edge. The wine is soft, ripe, the fruits fin ...Read More »
91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* An elegant tawny, perfumed with soft tannins and a good edge of wood acidity and spirit. The wine is dry, densely flavored, tasting mature, showing a good balance between young sweetness and age, with everything well integrated. (RV)" (12/2008) 91 points Wine Spectator: "This has a bright aromas, with notes of lemon zest and flavors of apricot, peach tart and caramel. The long finish echoes the fresh fruit, with lots of butterscotch and nut notes. Drink now. (KM)" (12/2010) Jancis Robinson: "Much paler than the 10 Year Old, like the skin of Victoria plums. Gentle apricot aroma. This i ...Read More »
100 points Wine Spectator: "(1997 Wine of the Year & Cellar Selection) Hold on to your hat. This is the best Fonseca since 1977, and it's probably even better than that classic vintage--more like the breathtaking 1948. Mind-blowing, with masses of color, aroma and fruit flavor. Smells like fermenting berries, boasting loads of crushed grape, violet and berry character. Big, full-bodied and very sweet, with tons of tannins and a sweet finish. Tannic and huge, it's a long-term, great Port." (4/1997) 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the most spectacular 1994s, this opaque purple-colored wine is an exotic, flambo ...Read More »
93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Slightly richer than the Charleston Sercial, the Boston Bual boasts knockout aromas of toasted nut oil, orange peel and hints of dark honey or maple syrup. Despite the extra weight and sweetness, it's not cloying at all the finish is mouthwatering and long. (JC)" (11/2006) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light, bright amber. Deep aromas of cherry pit, candied orange, toffee and molasses, lifted by a note of dried rose. Chewy in texture, with dry-edged nut and burnt orange flavors, a touch of molasses sugar and good back-end grip. Quite sweet but the wine's acidity adds ...Read More »
93 points Wine Enthusiast: "***Editors' Choice*** The Historic Series are simply great Madeiras at reasonable prices. The Charleston Sercial is the driest of the collection, offering nutty aromas tinged with honey, caramel and maple syrup. Dried figs, honey and candied citrus flavors mark the palate, which is wonderfully smooth. The long finish features racy yet balanced acidity. (JC)" (11/2006) 92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium amber. Gingerbread, orange zest, clove, blond tobacco and honey on the nose. Spicy citrus and poached pear flavors are lifted by zesty acidity and show a gentle smoky quality on the ba ...Read More »
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The unoaked 2014 Verdelho V (the Verdelho from Madeira), sourced from 10-year-old vines, is enticing in this fairly cool year. It is a fine bargain. With a touch of green up front, this has good concentration for the level and it should hold nicely for several years. I generally recommend drinking these young and fresh because that is what they do best, but winemaker Sandra Alves said to me that a 2004 recently showed great. This vintage, also, is one that provided very nice acidity. (MS)" (8/2015)
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94 points Wine & Spirits: "This glossy wine sustains a delicate freshness in its floral fruit. That bright note of tart strawberries and jasmine holds to springtime, while the figgier richness and detailed tannins provide a structure that feels warm and autumnal. It’s a delicious contrast, the elements finely interwoven, a satisfying tawny to extend a holiday meal." (12/2014) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "It comes in at 122.3 grams per liter of residual sugar and was aged in wood of varying sizes and types (Portuguese and French oak, chestnut and cherry tree). Average in concentration, this is a friendly 20-year ...Read More »
100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Taylor's 1992 Vintage Port is unquestionably the greatest young port I have ever tasted. It represents the essence of what vintage port can achieve. The color is an opaque black/purple, and the nose offers up fabulously intense aromas of minerals, cassis, blackberries, licorice, and spices, as well as extraordinary purity and penetration. Yet this is still an unformed and infantile wine. If Chateau Latour made a late-harvest Cabernet Sauvignon, I suspect it might smell like this. In the mouth, the wine is out of this world, displaying layer upon layer of ...Read More »
91 points Wine Spectator: "This is a big glass of young Port . It's got grip. Intense grapy, berry and violet aromas and flavors. Full bodied and medium-sweet with plenty of tannins and a fruity but tannic finish. Best after 2006. 3,000 cases made. (JS)" (2/1999) K&L Notes: Agua Alta is a single-quinta bottling which represents an important terroir for the Churchill estate. It would be included in the estate's vintage port in declared vintages, but is special enough to bottle separately in non-declared vintages.
97 points Wine Spectator: "Good ruby color still. The nose is fresh, with lots of crushed berry and plum, with a hint of piecrust. Full-bodied, with firm tannins and a caressing texture. This delivers loads of complex fruit and spiciness. Medium-sweet. A beauty. Will improve for decades, but why wait? (Web-2008)" 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal. Their ports are remarkably backward yet still impressive when young. Of all the vintage ports, those of Taylor need the longest time to mature and even when fully mature seem to have an inner strength and firmness that ke ...Read More »
93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Always great, this is softer, less intense than in the past. But there is still great richness, and power as well as smoothness, burnt caramel blending well with the spirit, and finishing with its inimitable fresh acidity. (RV)" (11/2007) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Rich, smooth and polished, exhibiting an array of dried apricot, pear and guava flavors that are accented by plenty of apple wood smoke notes. The lush finish surges with mineral, along with hints of peat and ginger cream. (KM)" (12/2010) Jancis Robinson: "Lovely complexity of a 20 year old - citrus and nuts and still a sweetness of fruit. I ...Read More »
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Somewhat of a lightweight for Fonseca, but undeniably charming, this dark ruby/purple-colored wine offers a floral, exotic, flamboyant bouquet, a sweet, fleshy style, but not a great deal of weight or massiveness. Heady alcohol, sweet tannin, and a velvety texture make for a gorgeous finish. While I would have preferred to have seen more weight, structure, and intensity, this is an outstanding, albeit lighter than normal Fonseca. Anticipated maturity: now-2020." (1/2000) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full saturated ruby. Inky, brooding aromas of syrupy black fruits and violet. Dense, t ...Read More »
Quinta do Crasto is one of the pioneering wineries in the Douro. Along with other "Douro boys" producers they have been working hard to focus on farming their single quintas and marketing themselves as well as their region as an area capable of producing delicious, distinctive wines. Rich, dark fruited aromas, with hints of candied violet and camphor, lead to a similar palate. which, in the relatively fresher 2013 vintage, also shows some crisp red fruits. This is a delicious Douro red to introduce anyone to the charm of the Douro valley.
97 points Wine & Spirits: "It’s tempting to look for house style in Tawny Port, especially among the British firms who make a point of defining a style for their Vintage selections. Taylor’s Vintage, blended from several estate vineyards, is defined by the old vines at Quinta do Vargellas, a Douro Superior site that produces tense, muscular and firmly mineral wines. Though this Tawny is from a lot purchased by Taylor from the Port shippers Wiese & Krohn in 2013, as Taylor’s managing director Adrian Bridge explained, the company decided to present it as part of their Limited Editio ...Read More »
91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Alvarinho Primeiras Vinhas sees a bit of wood (about 15% of the juice was in used barrels), but you'll hardly notice. The point here is to display the producer's "First Vines" from the Quinta, some 40-years-old. It is very dry and comes in at 13% alcohol. Showing a little green in its youth, this is most notable for its tightly-wound demeanor and its fine tension on the finish. It is essence of Alvarinho. The wine seems graceful and perfectly balanced, yet gripping on the finish (MS)" (3/2016) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Ripe while still so fresh, this is a tangy, citrus-fla ...Read More »
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Wine Enthusiast: "A dry wine, firmly tannic, although also with acidity and black currant fruit. Spices and licorice add interest, while the tannins finish this attractive wine." (12/2011) Wine Spectator: "Lots of sweet dark plum and sweet cherry flavors dominate, with plenty of milk chocolate. Clean and balanced on the straightforward finish." (12/2010) K&L Notes: From the Producer: "Six Grapes is one of Graham's original Port marques. It is a big-hearted wine, sourced from the same vineyards (essentially Quinta dos Malvedos and Quinta das Lages) that contribute to Graham's famed Vintage Ports in 'decl... Read More »
91 points Wine & Spirits: "Light amber-tawny in color, this wine is delicately balanced between freshness and age. There’s brisk, tart peach flavor along with more mature tones of pale berries and woodsy mushrooms. Hints of tobacco smoke add to the wine’s elegance." (12/2015) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Well-honed, with a touch of sweetness to the plush flavors of butterscotch, pear tart, almond and vanilla. Orange peel and dried ginger accents emerge on the seductively spicy finish." (9/2015) Jancis Robinson: "Restrained and delicately spiced on the nose. Tight and dense but still has a lightness of touch on the finish, which is ...Read More »
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is an extraordinary house that seems to have been particularly successful with its vintage port since 1977.The 1977, still a baby, is fabulously scented, very rich and concentrated, and has a potential longevity of at least another 30-50 years. (RP)" (1/1989) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Medium brick-red. Aromas of coffee, prune and milk chocolate. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with a licorice, berry, custard and cream character. Firm and racy. Long and delicious. Firm and beautiful. Just ready now. '77/'85/'97 blind Port retrospective. Best from 2008 through 2016. (JS, Web-2008)" ...Read More »
95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Perfectly mature, this Port's tannins have softened over the past 40-plus years, leaving it lushly textured and displaying rich fig and chocolate flavors. Finishes long, picking up a touch of almond to go with the fig, flavors Symington calls -Dow’s hallmarks.- Drink now-2015, longer if you prefer very mature wines." (3/2008) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pale brick colour with fragrant scents of mossy wood, potpourri, cinnamon and dried mulberry plus a whiff of espresso. A mature, well balanced Port comes through in the mouth with high acidity cutting through the lingering dried berry ...Read More »
93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium amber with a green rim. Aromas of burnt orange, tobacco, toffee and herbs, with a hint of potpourri adding an exotic component. Broader and deeper than the Charleston, offering sappy orange marmalade, chestnut honey and toffee flavors underscored by tangy acidity. Shows a sweet, nutty quality on the smoky, gently spicy finish. I like this wine's heft and thrust. (JR)" (6/2011) K&L Notes: These are the most affordable, representative examples of classic Madeira available. A collaboration between the importer and Barbeito's Ricardo Diogo Vasconcelos Freitas, th... Read More »
94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1983 Vintage Port is up for a status check. It is in a pretty good place now. It's been as hard as nails over the years. Not anymore. With softened tannins and a medley of old Port flavors on the finish, this is both sensual and delicious, with velvety texture and an irresistible finish. It doesn't have that hard edge any more, but it does wake up and become more intense with some air. At least from this bottle, it comes together rather promptly and drinks well. It's lacking just a bit of firmness, but its complex flavors and general demeanor make it ...Read More »
94 points Wine Spectator: "This is an extremely full-bodied, powerful wine, but it still retains a classy balance. Deep ruby, with chocolate and berry aromas, full-bodied, with anise and dried cherry flavors, full, hard tannins and a long finish. Good now but a few more yearsof bottle age would improve it. Best from 1990 through 1993. (Web Only-1989) (JS)" 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Graham is another great port house, producing one of the deepest-colored and sweetest styles of vintage port. Along with Taylor and Fonseca, Graham has probably been the most consistent producer of great port in the post- World Wa ...Read More »