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Red - Fortified

1970 Graham Porto Vintage

Port Blend

  • Portugal
  • Douro
  • Porto
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Community Tasting Notes 173

  • SAND Likes this wine: 87 points

    December 26, 2021 - Bought at auction (Blomquist) in 2020.
    APPEARANCE: The cork broke in two as soon as I gently started to open it. Heavy, solid deposit (as expected) which was easily decanted away. Medium garnet colour. Viscous. Long slow legs on the inside of the glass. 
NOSE: Strawberry jam, plum, prune, fig, raisins, hints of sweet tar and licorice. Later tea and rose hip. Moderate intensity of smell which increases over time. (89p)
TASTE: The arrival is sweet, with luscious plum and some liquorice. On the mid palate typical port minerality or spice, assorted jams (plum, strawberry, fig), nice acidity and some rounded tannins. Closer to full than medium body. (88p)
    FINISH: A bit simple finish with a slightly burnt bitter touch to it. (85p)
OVERALL: Significantly better on day two after opening (based on its day one appearance I would have scored it around 82-83 points. Alive but less vibrant and impressive than when I last tried it in 2012 (at a Symington tasting, 95 points). Given how others report this wine to still be in top shape and the auction provenance of my bottle, I think this may suffer from less than ideal previous cellaring. TOTAL SCORE: 87 points.

  • Adrian Wood Likes this wine: 96 points

    December 17, 2021 - Lovely gentle spice and red fruited on the nose. Mature, rounded, smooth, elegant red fruits, nuts, coffee. An absolute delight and a rare treat. Thank you Alex. Went brilliantly with the Barbers cheddar and the Comte.

  • jhngo wrote: 83 points

    October 14, 2021 - Medicinal sweet

  • stodd wrote: 95 points

    July 24, 2021 - For The Love Of Port 16th Anniversary Tasting; 7/23/2021-7/24/2021 (Seattle, Washington): Amber-red in color. Spice and red fruits on the nose. So incredibly balanced and elegant with touches of cola, chocolate, and espresso. Very long, elegant finish.

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  • paulf wrote: 94 points

    April 4, 2021 - A half bottle, Served with about an hour decant and consumed over the next 3 hours. white pepper ,cinnamon hints of walnut. Clean on the palate. Sweet and spicy. Ever so slightly hot. Fully mature. Good showing

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  • By Tim Jackson MW
    9/8/2020 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/9/2016 (link)

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For The Love of Port

  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #89, 7/23/2016

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/19/2013 (link)

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For The Love of Port

  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #73, 11/28/2012

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The World of Fine Wine

  • September 2011, Issue #33 (link)

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For The Love of Port

  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #63, 7/30/2011

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  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #62, 3/31/2011

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Julia Harding, MW
    10/21/2010 (link)

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    Issue #53, 5/17/2010

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  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #51

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  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #49, 10/2/2008

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2007, Issue #7, One Hundred Years of Taylor’s

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/18/2006 (link)

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For The Love of Port

  • By Roy Hersh
    February 2007, Issue #22 (link)

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  • By Roy Hersh
    October 2006, Issue #18 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2005 (link)

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  • By Roy Hersh
    May 2006, Issue #15 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/2/2005 (link)

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For The Love of Port

  • By Roy Hersh
    May 2005, Issue #8 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/13/2004 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/11/2017 (link) 96 points

    (Graham Porto Vintage) Bricked light-medium red color with pale meniscus; gorgeous, mature, cherry, dried cherry, graham cracker, fig preserves, light cedar, marzipan nose; delicious, complex, dried fig, dried cherry, spice, plum, black cherry palate with good balancing acidity; long finish 96+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/17/2010 (link) 94 points

    (Graham Porto Vintage) Bricked medium ruby red color with pale meniscus; ginger cake, dried cherry, fruit cake nose; tasty, fruit cake, chocolate, fig palate; long finish 94+ pts. (decanted for nearly 4 hours)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1970
  • Type Red - Fortified
  • Producer Graham
  • Varietal Port Blend
  • Designation Vintage
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Douro
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Porto
  • UPC Codes 091882115838, 094799010456, 094799010500, 094799010579, 5010867400689, 5010867440227

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,073 (73%)
  • Consumed 778 (27%)

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