Graham’s Vintage Porto 2010, Quinta dos Malvedos

GENERAL INFORMATION

Estate / Producer / Brand: Graham’s Porto

Region: Porto, Douro, Portugal

Appellation: DOC Porto

Type: Fortified Red wine

Vintage: 2010

Date of Tasting: November 2022 – Bottle

Type of viticulture: Traditional

Grapes used: Traditional Porto Blend (Touriga Nacional…)

Blend: N/A

Winemaking details: old vines

Aging: 3 years under oak

Sugar level: 110 g / Liter

Sulphites: contains sulphites

APPEARANCE

  • Colour = Ruby
  • Intensity = Deep

NOSE

  • Intensity = Pronounced
  • Aromas Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + Tertiary
  • Aromas = Black Cherry, Red Cherry, Eucalyptus, Vanilla, Cloves, Cooked Cherry, Genets

PALATE

  • Sweetness = Medium Sweet
  • Acidity = Medium
  • Tannins = Medium+ (refined tannins)
  • Alcohol = High (20°)
  • Body = Full
  • Flavour Intensity = Pronounced
  • Flavour Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + Tertiary
  • Flavour details = Black Cherry, Red Cherry, Eucalyptus, Vanilla, Cloves, Cooked Cherry, Blackberry, Genets
  • Other = enjoyable notes of oak with sign of evolution, nice balance and great finish
  • Finish = Long

GENERAL ASSESSMENT (1)

  • Overall Quality = Very Good to Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging =
    • Can be kept at around 12°C for up to 15-20 years
    • Will further develop from aging
  • Retail Price = 45 euros for a 75cl individual bottle (France retail price, incl. taxes)
  • Value for Money = at the right price
  • Comparison with same price competition = in line with other good Port in the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics = Not suitable
  • Service Temperature = around 15-16°C
  • Suggested Food & Wine Pairing = chocolate, chocolate mousse and other desserts
  • Comments = has a good potential for developing complex tertiary aromas through aging. (Tasted while still young, if drinked after 10+ additional aging, this wine would probably be graded as a A- wine)
  • Final Grade = B+

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(1)GENERAL ASSESSMENT GUIDE

Please note that although all efforts have been made to be as objective as possible, the general assessment inherently involves a degree of subjectivity based on a personal evaluation of the wine.

  • Overall Quality scale
    • Poor < Acceptable < Good < Very Good < Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging
    • Will it beneficiate from additional aging?
  • Retail Price
    • Usually the retail price for one bottle including taxes
  • Value for Money
    • Quality offered compared to the price paid
  • Comparison with same price competition
    • where does it stand compared to average competition of the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics
    • Evaluation of the level of final sugar for early stages diabetics
  • Comments
    • Any additional elements worth noting
  • Final Grade Scale
    • A++ = Out of the Charts Wine (Stellar, Hors Classe, Fuori Classe)
    • A+ = Outstanding Wine
    • A = Exceptional Wine
    • A- = Great Wine
    • B+ = Very Good
    • B = Good
    • B- = Noteworthy
    • C+ = Acceptable
    • C = Poor
    • F = The worst grade of this scale
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