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Quinta dos Malvedos

Quinta dos Malvedos - W. & J. Graham & C:a

Owner Symington family

Graham's owns the Quinta dos Malvedos at Tua in the Upper Douro valley. It is one of the most famous vineyards in the Douro and marked already on Forrester’s map. It was plated at the end of the 18th century and sold 1849 to Justino Ferreira Pinto Basto ( a son of the famous founder of Vista Allegre), whose family curiously enough is related to Paul Symington. Graham bought the quinta in 1890.

It is now, since 1998, a single quinta port but has in the past been a blended vintage port.

Graham's Malvedos Vintages:1942, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998
Quinta dos Malvedos Vintages:1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage1950
ColourMature yellow almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely nose of coffee, tea and old grocery shop.Score range
TasteFull-bodied. Very mature. Complex and balanced with wonderful, long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted26th March 2005Point this date17.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage1964
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetPharmacy and ether in the nose. Quite elegant.Score range16.90 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Sweet and elegant with a lovely and quite complex finish.Average score
Last tasted29th March 2002Point this date16.90
CommentAt a tasting in a friend’s home.
TastersSAI
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage1965
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetCoffee, tea, nuts and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Very mature and peaking. Very tasty. Lovely complex, long and attractive finish.Average score15.94
Last tasted26th October 2012Point this date16.75
CommentTasted with our Private Wine Club.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage1968
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetComplex coffee, toffee, crème caramel and cacao in the nose.Score range15.50 - 17.25
TasteMedium body. Fully mature and peaking. Will not be better but is very delicate today to drink and enjoy. Toffee and crème caramel in taste. Elegant and complex with a nice and very long and attractive finish. Lovely port indeed!Average score16.38
Last tasted12th December 2016Point this date17.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage1976
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetOld grocery shop, cinnamon, ginger and much more in the nose.Score range17.25 - 17.25
TasteMedium body. Mature, peaking and even a bot old in taste. Complex and balanced with cinnamon and ginger in taste. Long, attractive and complex finish. Quite nice for the vintage.Average score
Last tasted16th December 2013Point this date17.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage1978
ColourStill very dark in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCrème caramel, cacao and burned sugar in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Still immature and with soft tannin. Complex and balanced port. Quite impressive with an attractive finish. Will be interesting to follow.Average score
Last tasted17th September 1990Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage1979
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetComplex and quite generous bouquet with fudge, toffee coffee, tea and much more in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and peaking. Crème caramel in the taste. Elegant and balanced port with a generous and delicious finish. Quite extraordinary for the vintage.Average score15.96
Last tasted28th February 2013Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage1984
ColourStill medium dark ruby but a yellow mature rim in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetGenerous nose with red berries, plum, fudge, roasted coffee and some liquorice in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Red berries with some spiciness in the taste. Quite elegant and a long nice balanced finish.Average score16.08
Last tasted19th May 2016Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage1986
ColourStill very dark with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSpicy nose with coffee and cacao.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteFull-bodied and attractive. Still immature and with soft tannin but complex and balanced. Long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted24th December 2001Point this date15.90
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage1987
ColourYellow mature, amber in colour.Number of tastings51
BouquetQuite nice bouquet with cacao, dark chocolate, coffee, tea, some crème caramel and herby with ginger bread in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and a peaking. Ginger bread, cacao and much more in flavour. Easy to drink and to like. Balanced and elegant with a quite long and attractive finish. Still a lovely port!Average score15.93
Last tasted9th March 2018Point this date16.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage1988
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetCrème caramel, Toffee, liquorice and candy in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium bodied. Sweet and mature and at its peak. Toffee and liquorice in taste. Elegant port and easy to drink with q nice and quite attractive finish.Average score15.30
Last tasted24th December 2014Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage1990
ColourStill rather dark blue with a yellow mature rim in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetOld grocery shop, coffee and tea in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature, elegant and complex port. Grocery shop in flavour. A wonderful and long finish. Quite impressing.Average score
Last tasted24th December 2011Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage1992
ColourStill very dark, but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetButterscotch, cream candy, candy, crème caramel and toffee in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Almost mature and peaking but still with some very soft tannin. Balanced, complex and very elegant. Will probably even be better. A lovely, long and attractive finish. Wonderful and quite impressive port!Average score16.33
Last tasted26th July 2017Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage1995
ColourStill very dark blue in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetDark cherry, blackberry and mulberry in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.75
TasteFull-bodied. Immature and still tannin. Will improve. Still fruit and berry in taste. Balanced and promising with a long, lovely and promising finish. Will be interesting to follow.Average score16.20
Last tasted18th September 2014Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage1996
ColourStill very dark, almost black in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetDark cherry, mulberry, blackberry, vanilla but also French plum in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Still immature and soft tannins. French plum and blackberry in taste. Balanced with a rather long finish. Will be much better we hope.Average score15.74
Last tasted16th March 2015Point this date15.25
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage1998
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature in the rim.Number of tastings7
BouquetLovely fruit notes of red berries, also liquorice, dark chocolate, toffee, ginger bread and cacao in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.90
TasteMedium body with some very soft tannin. Balanced and is probably peaking. Easy to drink and very enjoyable today. Liquorice and ginger bread in the taste. Sweet with a quite nice and attractive finish.Average score15.87
Last tasted12th February 2017Point this date15.90
CommentAt home with the family.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage1999
ColourDense dark colour with a red rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark berries, coffee, and some ginger in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.75
TasteDark berries, soft and starting to mature. Some dried fruit and hints of coffee. Soft tannins. Maybe a little short finish.Average score15.42
Last tasted22nd October 2013Point this date15.40
CommentAt a tasting at Munskänkarna in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage2001
ColourStill very dark but with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetComplex and generous nose of dark berries, liquorice, ginger, cinnamon, cacao, toffee and old grocery shop.Score range15.50 - 16.40
TasteQuite full-bodied. Quite mature but with some elegant tannin. Will be better. Spicy in taste with cinnamon and cacao. Quite dry. Complex and balanced with a long and very attractive finish.Average score16.12
Last tasted7th November 2016Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage2004
ColourStill very dark blue but with a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetMulberry, cream candy, crème caramel, candy, fudge and much more in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still with quite a lot of very soft tannin and will improve. Candy and cream candy in taste. Balanced and rather dry. Quite complex with a rather long and interesting, attractive finish. Just enjoy it!Average score15.90
Last tasted17th May 2018Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage2005
ColourQuite dark with a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely bouquet of old grocery shop, toffee, sweet liquorice and some spiciness in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still with some soft and very elegant tannin and will develop and be better. Balanced and with toffee and sweet liquorice in taste. Lovely, long and very complex finish.Average score
Last tasted9th May 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage2010
ColourAlmost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, blackberry, dark cherry and dark berry in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Loaded with tannin and will of course be much better but is balanced and lovely already today. Balanced but dry with taste of mulberry, blackberry and dark cherry. A quite fatty port with a long and interesting finish.Average score
Last tasted7th November 2016Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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