Graham's 2016 (12x37.5cl)
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Extremely complex aromas that show the classic Graham character of black-fruit marmalade and burnt oranges. Follows through to a full body with great grip at the finish. Lightly sweet. Chewy and powerful. Such a focus at the end.
The 2016 Vintage Port is a blend of 37% Touriga Nacional, 42% Touriga Franca and various others. It comes in with 115 grams of residual sugar. A bit bigger than Dow's this year, this is more intense as well. The better wine of these two benchmarks seems to be this Graham's. Tight on the finish, aromatic and very flavorful, this actually opens rather well and shows off its lovely fruit. The Dow's will be approachable a bit earlier, perhaps, and this may reward aging even more. As always, Graham's is wonderfully delicious. That's one hallmark of the house. I'm not sure this is a truly great Graham's, but at the moment, it is enticing, with plenty of potential for improvement. There were 6,325 cases produced, plus some bottles in other formats.
Drinking Window: 2025 - 2070
Reviewer Name: Mark Squires
Review Date: 19th July 2018
All the Symington wines had exceptionally deep colours. This one has a particularly deep blackish-purple, still with a blueish hue. On the already-expressive nose I found prunes, something floral and a note of balsam, plus lots of freshness. Relatively open on the palate too. Rather elegant and the hugely sweet fruit almost covers a massive charge of silky tannins. This is almost like a sweet, tannic table wine. Pure and polished. Sweeter than most. One of those wines that some people might easily persuade themselves could be drunk relatively young, Satin textured.
- Year 2016
- Colour NA
- Country Portugal
- Region Porto
- Sub Region NA
- Pack Size 12x37.5cl
- ABV 20.00°
- Drinking Window 2025 - 2070
- Drinking Recommendation Not Ready
- LWIN 110771320161200375
The tale of Graham’s is a story of two families, one founding and one guiding the property to the very highest heights. Founded in 1820 by the Graham brothers, theirs was one of the first companies to invest in their own vineyards in the Douro Valley rather than the common practice at the time of exclusively buying fruit in.
Its acquisition by the Symington Family Estates added this property to the greatest assembled portfolio of fortified wines in Portugal, tucking it neatly under the auspice of the five Symington cousins led by winemaker Charles. Known for its intense floral aromatics, opulent fruit and adventurous flair, Graham’s declares a vintage in nothing but the very finest years.
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