1994 was a classic growing season that produced grapes in quite superb condition. It soon became apparent during the harvest that the wines would be exceptional. This initial assessment has been ratified by the wines’ development in bottle; resulting in Graham’s characteristic richness, depth of flavour and concentration. Graham’s 1994 Vintage Port has huge ageing potential. Quite simply a classic.
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. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2035.