Celebrate that Milestone birthday in 2024 with Graham’s 1994 & 1974 Single Harvest Tawny Port
Published on: June 29, 2023

Founded in 1820 by brothers William and John Graham, Graham’s Port quickly became known as a producer of exceptional ports. This success culminated in the building of the Graham’s Lodge in Gaia and the acquisition of Quinta dos Malvedos in 1890. 

Graham’s wines combine the best of tradition with innovation in their pursuit of excellence. Using sustainable and minimal-intervention methods wherever possible, they strive to produce the finest expressions of our estates using indigenous grape varieties.

Each year, the finest Graham’s ports are made in their specialist winery at Quinta dos Malvedos. Here, the winemakers are tasked with producing the finest expression of that year’s fruit – an approach that has lasted for over 200 years.

Graham’s 1994
Single Harvest Tawny Port

1994 was an outstanding year in the Douro, acclaimed for producing one of the classic Vintage Ports of the twentieth century.

Tasting note: Amber brown Tawny colour, amazingly intense and deep. Rose petal, oriental spice and toasted honey, overlaid by sweet balsamic & dried fig aromatics. Full bodied, still with fresh blue & black berry flavours. Delicate toasted coffee finish. Beautifully fresh, very intense & lingering flavours. Shows superb structure, balance and finesse.

Graham’s 1994 Single Harvest is a fabulous accompaniment to dark chocolate, caramel or vanilla based desserts, and can also be
enjoyed alone, as a dessert in its own right. It is recommended that the wine be served lightly chilled to enjoy it at its best. Once open, the wine will keep in good condition for up to a month.


“The 1994 Single Harvest Tawny Port (that’s called a “Colheita” traditionally, but some producers have decided to translate) is a field blend bottled in May 2018 with a bar-top cork and 124 grams of residual sugar. Showing lots of power and plenty of depth, this is a radically different style than the Otima (Warre’s) this issue. Intense, deep and packed with fruit, it lingers forever on the finish in the way a great tawny should—and this is a great tawny, flavorful, structured and deep. Not even 30 years old yet, it seems to be an overachiever for its relatively young age. For historical interest, this is one of the first Colheitas that winemaker Charles Symington made. He seemed to be a proud father when I tasted it.”
95 Points – The Wine Advocate

“This is very layered and beautiful with fantastic depth and caressing tannins that remind me of a 40- year-old vintage Port more than a vintage tawny. Full-bodied, very sweet and gloriously rich at the end. Just a hint of tannin, too. Love the finish.”
97 Points – James Suckling

Graham’s 1974
Single Harvest Tawny Port

On the 25th of April 1974, a military-led coup overthrew the dictatorship which had governed Portugal for half a century. In its immediate aftermath it unleashed social and political tensions, in the prevailing turbulent climate the family elected not to bottle Vintage Port. Nonetheless, many of the year’s wines were so exquisite that they were selected for maturing in cask. For Peter Symington, this was just his fifth vintage in the Douro, but as he gradually took on the position of head winemaker, taster and blender, it became his responsibility to nurture the development of this wine during its prolonged ageing in cask, before passing that responsibility to his son Charles.

Tasting note:
Coppery centre with a pale bronze edge. The broad range of aromas
reveals sultanas, quince preserve and a combination of subtle caramel, vanilla and ginger notes. The palate is silky and sensual, with a zest of soft, tingling tannins which continue to underpin the structure and the wine’s vitality. The long finish provides reminiscences of peppery spice, tea leaf and thyme.

Graham’s 1974 Single Harvest pairs perfectly with creamy or nutty desserts or savoured on its own as a dessert in its own right. Serve chilled and consume within 6-8 weeks of opening.


“The 1974 Single Harvest Tawny Port (that’s called a “Colheita” traditionally, but some producers have decided to translate) is a field blend bottled in May 2022 with a bar-top cork and 132 grams of residual sugar. A terrific Colheita, this dribbles sweet fruit and sugar over the finish while seeming bright and elevated. It is so fresh and balanced, that it is just terrific. Then, it adds all the typical flavors, the caramels and chocolates. This is great.”
95 Points – The Wine Advocate

“A fresh and vivid single harvest colheita with orange peel, apple peel, Butter Brickle and hints of caramel. Medium body. Refined and beautiful. Sweet crunchy finish. Weightless yet very sweet. Ethereal. Drink now.”
95 Points – James Suckling

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