Grapy, unformed, black raspberry liqueur and licorice-infused cassis notes leap from the glass of this opaque purple-colored wine. Sweet, plush, rich, and accessible, it is a forward, lush, concentrated effort that should drink well for two decades. While not one of Graham's most profound ports, it should evolve rapidly, providing immense crowd appeal. Drink 2002-2022.
|Score: 94||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (143), October 2002|
Smells like freshly picked orchids, with loads of ripe, clean fruit. Full-bodied, medium sweet and very powerful and racy. It lasts for minutes on your palate. Yet there's a balance and class to this young Vintage Port. This is the greatest glass of Graham I have ever tasted, young or old. Best after 2014. 9,000 cases made.
|Score: 98||James Suckling, Wine Spectator Weekly, May 2003|
One of the wines of the vintage. Already close to 100 points. Concentrated, intense crushed berry aromas with hints of blackberries and cherries. Full-bodied, round and sweet, with velvety tannins and a long, sweet-fruit finish. Goes on and on. Great young vintage of Graham, even better than 1997 and 1994. Perhaps better than the legendary 1948?
|Score: 95/100||James Suckling, Wine Spectator, May 2002|
Dark crimson with a slightly weak rim. Rich, slightly volatile, evolved nose. Polished and dense and explosive. Interesting contrast with Noval 2000. More of a Fonseca style in its opulence. Lots of fun! Great richness. I would love to discover this in fact comes from somewhere other than Portugal! Complete. Drink 2015-2040.
|Score: 18.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, December 2012|
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