2004 Graham's Quinta Dos Malvedos

Year: 2004
Appellation: Oporto
Country: Portugal
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 93
Fortified Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 20.0%
Price :
$49.95

"Rich and powerful, with plenty of grip to the well-spiced flavors of blackberry, dried blueberry and dark plum. Dense and juicy midpalate, opening up with pepper and chocolate notes on the finish. Drink now through 2030. 3,000 cases made. –KM" (WS)

"The 2004 Quinta dos Malvedos comes in at 107 grams per liter of residual sugar. It is a big mouthful, gorgeous from the get-go, young, exuberant and rather delicious. In tasting the trio of 2004 Single Quintas from Symington for this issue (all late released and current releases), this started a hair behind the Dow, but its rich and full-bodied feel may give it an edge this year, at least now. I've often see a Dow come along slowly while a Graham is a bit more open and accessible. We'll see as they develop, but right now this big gulp is the early eye-opener of the three. It's my pick for now, even if only by a hair and even if the 2004 Dow may be the turtle that one day overtakes the hare (wordplay intended). Although a bit more approachable than the Dow, at least on first taste, it should keep well as it does have nice support underneath the fruit." (WA)

Winery Notes:
A lovely complex nose with excellent sweet andrich fruit aromas such as black cherry, blackcurrant and blackberry. On the palate packed with solid, structured, rich and intense black fruit flavours and anadmirably long finish.


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