Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Graham’s vintage Port 1985
Granted, Leelanau Cellars has a “vintage Port,” and while quite good, it cannot compare with the real McCoy from Portugal. With real vintage Port, a true vintage only comes around a few times in a decade. While each house may declare their own vintages, they don’t do so until the second spring following the harvest in question.
If I wasn’t already stuffed from the delicious meal and all the good wine prior to having this I would have considered drinking this far into the night.
Wine Spectator notes from 2008: Dark color, with intense aromas of blackberry, licorice and hints of flowers. Full-bodied, lightly sweet, with super-refined tannins. Long and caressing. Very youthful. Will improve for a long time. This is really excellent. Always has been. Just starting to come around.
I rate this with a 9 using the scale at the left.