W. & J. Graham’s 1994 Vintage Port
About the Wine: It was immediately evident during the vintage that the wines would be very intense and fruity. This had borne out by their development and Graham’s 1994 vintage is rich, deep colored, and packed with fruit. It is distinctly reminiscient of the Graham’s 1970.
Tasting Graham’s is akin to chewing on a big, rich, succulent Merlot after a group of blockbuster tannic Cabernets. Sweeter and more obvious than many ports, the opaque purple-colored 1994 is fruity, powerful and rich, with an addictive hedonistic qualit. A great Graham’s.
-Robert M. Parker Jr.
About the Winemaker: Graham’s wines come primarily from its own Quinta dos Malvedos near Tua and Quinta das Lafes in the Rio Torto. Two others, privately owned by a member of the Symington family, Quinta da Vila Velha and Quinta de Vale de Malhadas, also supply Graham with the finest quality grapes. All four quintas are among the best in the upper Douro valley. Graham’s also buys grapes from selected farmers in the finest districts. Some of these farmers have been selling their grapes to Graham’s for generations.