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1977 Graham's

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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

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RATINGS

93Robert M. Parker Jr.

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 War II era.

90Wine Spectator

...a big, hard and tightly knit wine. Deep purple-ruby, with intense floral, cassis and prune aromas, full-bodied, with plenty of fruit and extremely hard tannins. Built for aging. (Web only review)

18Jancis Robinson

Really perfumed – cedarwood and cigar box. Cedarwood and sandalwood and cinnamon – incense-like. Rich and generous on the palate,..

****/*Michael Broadbent

...medium-deep with red-brown rim; very rich, powerful bouquet opening up beautifully; sweet, good body and backbone, marvellous length, spicy fininsh. (1995); Most recently: delicious! (Dec, 1999)

REGION

Portugal

Portugal is best known for its two legendary fortified wines, Port and Madeira, but it also produces significant amounts of red and white table wine. In most years it ranks around the 10th or 11th largest wine producer in the world. In 2013, for instance, Portugal was the 11th largest producer just after Germany. Wine has always been produced in Portugal and in fact the country was the first to organize an appellation system, which it did in 1756, nearly 200 years before the French set up their appellations. The highest quality wines are labeled D.O.C. for Denominaçào de Origem Controlada. Many of the most innovative winemakers today, however, are avoiding the appellation system, which they deem too stifling for modern winemaking practices. The Douro Valley is the nation’s most important wine producing region, and it is the capital of Port production. The Portuguese island of Madeira, located 400 miles west of Morocco, is the nation’s other famous wine region, having produced Madeira for export for more than 400 years. Many red and white wine grapes grow in Portugal, though the best known is Touriga Nacional, the red grape used for Port and, increasingly, high quality table wines. Touriga Nacional produces dark, tannic, fruity wines.

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