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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Graham's Vintage Porto (1.5L) 1977
Graham's Vintage Porto (1.5L) 1977
(search item no. 30456)
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
wine.com rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $162.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The best since 1963, Graham's is the star of the vintage with extraordinary fruit, balance and backbone. A classic that is built to age!
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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.