This is a very muscular, powerful and age-worthy Vintage. It has exceptional balance and structure, and is intensely aromatic and full-bodied on the palate. There is an explosion of luscious black fruit flavours ending with hints of spice and mint. In blind tastings, the Graham's 1983 invariably obtains exceptional ratings.
A superb achievement from a very underrated year. Deep dark ruby-purple, with rich floral and violet aromas, full-bodied, with masses of strawberry flavors, full tannins and a long finish.
...like most vintage ports, seems more forward than normal but has a great depth of very ripe, viscous, unctuous, plummy, tarry fruit and significant tannin in its long finish. It is black-purple in color. I doubt that it will be either as profound or as long-lived as the great 1977, but is is certainly one of the top two or three ports of this vintage, and better than the excellent 1980.