Graham's Quinta dos Malvedos Vintage Port 1998Graham's
Origin: Douro, Portugal
The nose is incredibly rich with intense aromas of blackberry and hints of plums, cherries and bitter chocolate. The palate is powerful, beautifully rounded with layers of tannins providing great depth and concentration, with a long lingering finish.
Grahams Quinta dos Malvedos is rated among the finest vineyard properties in the Alto Douro and was acquired by the company in 1890. It lies on the north bank of the River Douro and its south-facing vineyards and very consistent climate ensure that in nearly every year the property will produce wines of first-class quality. In declared Vintage years the wines of Malvedos form the fundamental part of the blend which makes up Grahams Vintage Ports. In many other years, when there is not enough top quality wine for Grahams to declare a Vintage, the wine of Malvedos is nevertheless so fine that it is bottled on its own, unblended, when two years old and left to mature in bottle like other Vintage Ports.