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Date Printed: 8/31/2014
Graham's Vintage Port 1963
Graham's Vintage Port 1963
(search item no. 104890)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 8/31/2014: $579.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 97 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1991 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1991 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1985 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1983 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1980 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1977 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1977 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1970 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1970 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Power, dimension and real character are all hallmarks of this most memorable Vintage. Even after many years the Graham's 1963 never fails to impress with its superbly balanced components of fruit, tannin and elegance. This wine shows elegant "rose petal" aromas. The flavors are of concentrated caramelised fruit in perfect balance.
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About Graham's:

The firm of W & J Graham & Co has its roots in a Glasgow-based textile concern. In 1820 the brothers William and John Graham, who were then managing the company office in Oporto, accepted 27 pipes of Port wine in settlement of a bad debt.This Port was shipped to the parent company in Glasgow which initially reprimanded the brothers for not sending cash. Fortunately however, after it was sold the Port turned out to be very popular and soon William and John were being urged by their parent company to acquire and ship more of this finest of fortified wines. Within the next few years Graham's reputation grew as a shipper of fine Port, first to Scotland and gradually all over the Port-drinking world. In 1882 Andrew James Symington, a young Scot whose family was well known to the Grahams, took up a position with Graham's in Oporto. The firm of W & J Graham was acquired by the Symington family, his descendants, in 1970. Today James Symington, grandson of Andrew James, and other members of the family draw on their century of experience in the Port trade to ensure that the quality and reputation of Graham's is maintained.