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1945 Graham Vintage Port – 750 mL

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The Graham 1945 Vintage Port is a majestic thing. This example was bottled by W. & J. Graham & Co. in Oporto i… (See Notes) – This exciting collection is from the Estate of Arnold Steinberg of the Steinberg grocery chain in Quebec. Mr. … (See Provenance)

Robert Parker Score: 97

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Tasting Notes

The Graham 1945 Vintage Port is a majestic thing. This example was bottled by W. & J. Graham & Co. in Oporto in 1947. It has a clear, almost lucid deep tawny colour. The nose is elegant, lace-like, refined with clove and spice box scents, dried blood with a subtle ferrous note. It is very delineated and poised. The palate is beautifully balanced with nigh perfect acidity, almost Burgundian in texture, poised with notes of raspberry preserve, dried apricot, a slight warmth of alcohol and bay leaf on the long sustained finish. It is a great Vintage Port befitting this great year. Tasted May 2015.

Provenance

This exciting collection is from the Estate of Arnold Steinberg of the Steinberg grocery chain in Quebec. Mr. Steinberg was a prolific collector and also a Commandeur de Bordeaux and member of the Confrerie des Chevalier du Tastevin. The cellar was personally inspected twice before reaching an agreement and we can confirm that the bottles had been acquired on release (save for the few before 1959) by Mr. Steinberg and held in his cellar at 55C. In this first tranche we showcase all the wines that have a base neck fill and above, in other words, in perfect condition. There of course is some bin staining but that should be expected with wines that have been properly stored for over 50 years.

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