From The Producers:
Graham's has a reputation as a producer of outstanding Vintage Port for well over a century. These wines are renowned for their remarkable richness, concentration and firm tannic structure: a combination which yields impressive longevity. Graham's Vintage Ports consistently attain the highest ratings in tastings and invariably attract very high bids at fine wine auctions.
Vintage Ports are only made in years of exceptionally high quality harvests, which on average occur two or three times in a decade. The weather in the vineyards is the principal determining factor: conditions must be ideal throughout the growing season, as well as during the subsequent harvest.
Graham's extraordinary quality is the result of the unique characteristics of the five vineyards that contribute to the Vintage Port.
"Concentrated, Long-Lasting and Complex"
Declared by all the major Port houses, 1977 is a classic vintage. Marked by well structured, balanced wines with strong tannins, the wines from 1977 have great elegance and staying power. The best of them have the tannin and structure to age for decades.
This is a superlative, powerful, big-hearted Port, with rich, complex fruit. Beautifully harmonious and well balanced; this excellent Vintage has the potential to continue developing in bottle for many years ahead. The 1977 is considered one of the very finest Vintages of the second half of the 20th century. Graham's 1977 is widely regarded as being second to none.