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Graham's Quinta Malvedos Port 2001 75cl

by Grahams

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  • Graham's greatest vineyard is the company's famed Quinta dos Malvedos. It is acknowledged to be one of the Upper Douro's finest vineyards.
  • Gorgeous bouquet redolent of chocolate, mint and spice.
  •  Luxurious and lusty palate, showing cassis and layers of black fruit and plum.
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Technical Details
BrandGrahams
Product Dimensions42.4 x 15.8 x 14.8 cm
Item model numberCL-25815-1999B
Storage InstructionsBest stored in a cool dark place.
SpecialitySuitable for Vegans, Suitable for Vegetarians
Vintage
NV -> No Vintage Information
2001
Alcohol Content20 % Vol
Wine Type (Body Description)Red
Manufacturer/ProducerGrahams
Country Produced Inpt
  
Additional Information
ASINB007OU0YSM
Best Sellers Rank 12,886 in Grocery (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.3 Kg
Date First Available26 Mar 2012
  
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The cornerstone of Graham’s Port is the company’s famed flagship vineyard, Quinta dos Malvedos. It is acknowledged to be one of the Upper Douro’s finest properties, and indeed the entire vineyard has the maximum ‘A’ rating attributed by the Douro’s regulatory authority. The wines from Malvedos form the backbone of Graham’s renowned Vintage Ports in ‘declared’ years. In the majority of the interim years the finest wines from the Quinta are bottled and offered as Quinta dos Malvedos Vintage Ports. The Quinta embraces the steep gradients that mark the confluence of the Tua and Douro rivers. The vineyard’s north bank location provides its vine terraces with a south-facing aspect, ensuring prolonged exposure to the sun. This results in excellent ripening of the grapes during the growing season, essential to the production of first-class Port. The very consistent climate in this part of the valley is reflected in the supreme quality of the wines produced.<P>The vineyard covers 70 hectares, out of the Quinta’s total area of 108 hectares. A major replanting programme was carried out through the 1980’s and the average age of the vines now ranges from 20 years for the ‘modern’ terraces, to well over 45 years for the older walled terraces. In 2005, 8 hectares of old mixed vineyards were replanted with Touriga Nacional, one of the finest varieties for Port and especially important for Vintage Port. Around 95% of the vineyard is planted in varietal batches, allowing each variety to achieve optimum ripeness and to be subsequently picked and vinified separately. The yields at Malvedos are amongst the lowest of any major wine-producing region in the world and ensure outstanding quality.<P>Vinification: the Malvedos winery was refurbished in readiness for the 2000 vintage with the installation of three of Graham’s groundbreaking ‘robotic’ lagares. The make-up of the Graham’s 2000 Vintage Port included a 36% component of robotic lagar trodden wines whilst for the 2003 Vintage Port, this proportion had increased to 78%. The exceptional ratings awarded in blind tastings to both the Graham’s 2000 and 2003 Vintages provides ample indication that the very substantial investment by the Symington family in this new technology has been more than vindicated.<P>The winery at Malvedos also retains its three original stone lagares where conventional treading still takes place, as well as with two ‘plunger tanks’ where a paddle gently pushes the cap of skins down into the fermenting juice below. The three vinification methods available makes this winery the most versatile in the Douro Valley. It allows Graham’s winemakers great scope and capability to craft the finest wines possible. Tasting profile of Quinta dos Malvedos: floral characteristics, opulent black berry fruit aromas and super concentrated rich fruit, backed by well balanced tannins, these are the hallmark of this vineyard’s wines. They are therefore wines in the classic mould with the innate quality and potential for long-term ageing.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ecy430 on 5 Dec 2013
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Great product. Delivery was very quick and the product came well packaged to avoid any breakages. Bought as a present for someone, and the box makes it a very nice gift (this did also mean that I didn't get to taste any, unfortunately!). Would order from this supplier again.
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I purchased this product as a gift for my friend but he did not come around to drinking this until July. When we opened it the cork disintegrated into many bits that could not be removed, it seemed like the cork was of not good quality. This made the product undrinkable and we ended up throwing it away. I would recommend you proceed to buying this with caution. It would be wrong to say that the actual port did not taste well, as the slight amount which I was able to taste seemed to be very nice but it was not possible to drink.
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By Malcolm D. Porter on 30 Jan 2014
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It was a gift, my son seems to like it! He is goung to keep it a while longer before opening!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JoeD on 21 Dec 2013
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I think you pay extra for the wooden box but just went for it anyway as it's xmas and I wanted to try a port that was purchased frequently. On opening it I could tell the cork was a little soft, and with each attempt at removing it, I found it crumbling to easy and ended up with half of it (broken into little bits) left in the bottle.
Not the end of the world - I can sift it each time but it does kinda spoil the experience.
The port itself is average for my expectations. But I am very inexperienced with port - I purchased it to see if I would enjoy it.
Would I buy it again. For a fair review and the benefit of others then I should say yes. Just feel a little let down with the - they should have mastered this surely.
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