2000 Graham's Vintage Port

Year: 2000
Appellation: Oporto
Country: Portugal
Wine Spectator: 98
Wine Advocate: 94
Vinous Media: 94
James Suckling: 98
Fortified Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 20.0%
Price :
$89.95

2003 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100: #9

"Smells like freshly picked orchids, with loads of ripe, clean fruit. Full-bodied, medium sweet and very powerful and racy. It lasts for minutes on your palate. Yet there's a balance and class to this young Vintage Port. This is the greatest glass of Graham I have ever tasted, young or old. Best after 2014. 9,000 cases made.–JS" (WS)

"Grapy, unformed, black raspberry liqueur and licorice-infused cassis notes leap from the glass of this opaque purple-colored wine. Sweet, plush, rich, and accessible, it is a forward, lush, concentrated effort that should drink well for two decades. While not one of Graham's most profound ports, it should evolve rapidly, providing immense crowd appeal." (WA)

"Saturated black-ruby. Superripe, bottomless nose of black fruits, mocha, bitter chocolate and flowers. Hugely sweet, dense and rich. A port of outstanding opulence and creamy texture; deceptively easy to taste. Substantial, sweet, spreading tannins are buried under a wave of fruit. Extremely long, fruit-driven finish." (VM)

"Aromas of dried fruits, raisins and Christmas cake. Some chocolate undertones too, plus licorice and wet earth. Full body, medium sweet with gorgeous depth and intensity of fruit. So long and beautiful. What an amazing finish already. So sexy. Drink or hold. But this will go on for decades." (JS)

Winery Notes:
Aromas of ripe plum and gum cistus. Full and rich in the mouth with fresh blackberry and red plum notes. Despite the hallmarked Graham sweetness; the finish is long and clean.