Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Graham's, Vintage Porto 1994

Slightly dull red, brick rim.

Vinturi - nose of brandy, black raspberry, deep (black) soil, Fig Newton, celery. Something savory here, too.

Wildly deep and sweet in the mouth, but the "brandy" tames it to some extent. Adds orange liqueur to the flavors that follow the nose. Tannin eventually asserts itself, making this nearly dry in the finish. But spicy black fruit, earth and stemmy flavors keep kicking. This isn't close to maturity - maybe another 10 years - especially in a 750mL.

$35? 375mL. Seems appropriate that the 1000th post on this blog should be (RFG) Vintage Port.