Had a Glass: 1975 Graham Porto Vintage

Vintage: 1975
Producer: Graham
Variety: Port Blend
Designation: Vintage
Region: Portugal
Sub-region: Douro, Porto
ABV: 19.0-21.0%
Price: $100++

He says: The crumbling cork alone was a breathtaking sight (check out the pictures below)! Neverending complexity on the palate. So many flavours from butterscotch to fruit. This is a wine to be savoured slowly, but it tastes so good that you’ll have a hard time keeping your glass full. Of course, at 21% abv, you’d best pace yourself and try to keep it intellectual. Special thanks to @BeauCharles for bringing this bottle around to share!

She says: What a treat! I won’t bother pretending that we usually drink this well on any old Sunday night. It had layer upon layer of flavour, a depth rarely seen by us mere mortals. This is not regarded as a great vintage either so I can only imagine that I’ll be left speechless when we are lucky enough to indulge in some better regarded vintages.

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, med brick
Smells like: Clean, pronounced intensity, fully developed, butterscotch, caramel, apple, pear, cinnamon, sandlewood, clove, white pepper
Tastes like: Med sweet, med acidity, med+ body, high intensity, low tannin, caramel, butterscotch, apple pear, cinnamon, menthol, pine oil, marmalade, fortified, long finish
Summary: Outstanding, Ready to drink

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★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.