1994 Best Vintage Port for Cigar
- Tasting and Matches
- Tasting notes
|Type of spirits||Porto (Fortified wine)|
|Varietals||Touriga Francesa and Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional|
Classic, monumental wines with fabulous rich fruit character. An outstanding Vintage. Probably one of the best of the 20th Century.
|Bottle Size (Cl)||75 Cl|
|ABV (Alcool By Volume)||20 %|
|Storage||Horizontally in a dark place with constant temperature (12ºC-15ºC)|
|Making process||After the harvest, wines of Vintage potential are put into oak barrels called ‘pipes’. Some eighteen months later a careful and painstaking series of tastings is held to judge exactly which wines of different vineyards merit inclusion in the final blend. If the ideal blend is achieved, the wine is then bottled without any filtration whatsoever approximately 24 months after the original harvest.|
|Service temperature||To be enjoyed slightly chilled|
|Service details||Should be served in classic Port wine glassware or white wine glasses, at room temperature with or after a meal.|
|Pairing||This powerful Port pairs magnificiently with the aromatic Romeo and Juliet Belicoso, a Habano produced with leaves from the world’s best tobacco region.|
Complex and full-bodied, Graham’s 1994 Vintage Port shows intense fruit aromas and a long finish of dark chocolate and ripe black fruit.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) : 96/100 "In a port tasting, tasting Graham's is almost like tasting a big, rich, succulent Merlot after a group of blockbuster, tannic Cabernets. Sweeter and more obvious than many ports, the opaque purple-colored 1994 is fruity, powerful, and rich, with an addictive hedonistic quality. It will be ready to drink in 8-10 years and keep for up to 30. As always, this is a showy, flamboyant port that has the advantage of being slightly sweeter than other 1994s. A great Graham's."
Wine Spectator : 95/100 "A big, tough, young vintage Port that's closed and difficult to taste. Emits lovely aromas of chocolate, berry and plum, and is full-bodied with lots of sweet, fruit flavors and masses of velvety tannins. Long, sweet finish."
Jancis Robinson : 18.5/20
Neal Martin : 93/100