Graham's 10-year-old Tawny Port
*Editors' Choice* Powered with acidity and its firm structure, this is an intensely dry, concentrated, powerful wine. It certainly has wines in the blend that are older than 10 years, yet it is definitely a 10-Year Old in style, as the fresh fruit to finish confirms.
This has a zesty, sweet floral aroma, with delicate, well-spiced flavors of apple tart, flan and cocoa powder. The plush, mouthfilling finish of cream, vanilla and raspberry is fresh and balanced. Drink now.
Sweet raspberry fruit, tobacco and spice. Lovely balance and quite light - perhaps due to less residual sugar than there used to be? Nonetheless, excellent typicality and self-confidence.
Graham's was founded in 1820 in Portugal's Douro Valley, and sits among the country's elite Port houses. For their aged Tawny Port bottlings, Graham's sources grapes from the pure schist soils of vineyards in the hot and dry mesoclimate at the heart of the Douro Valley. The 10-year has a deep tawny color and profile, but retains still retains a hint of fresh fruit at its modest age. Nuts and figs grace the nose and palate to represent Graham's house style of richness and versatility.