Grape(s): Porto Blend
Localization: Douro, Portugal
Tasting Notes: Amber, golden tawny color. An excellent bouquet, with a characteristic "nutty" character, such as almonds, and delicious mature fruit with hints of orange peel. Rich, sweet and smooth on the palate, it is perfectly balanced, with a long and lingering finish.
96 points - Decanter: Tawny Port is always exciting, but if you can afford to splash out, go for a 20-Year-Old. All the major houses make wonderful aged tawny and this is always one of the best. Ethereal and mellow on the palate, it boasts flavors of toffee and caramel, burnt orange and raisins, dried plums, hazelnuts, and a savory hint of mushroom on the finish. Wonderful stuff!
Notes: Port is best served in classic Port wine glassware or white wine glasses. Avoid cordial or liqueur glasses as they are too small to fully appreciate the wine's aromas.
Food pairing: Graham's 20-Year-Old Tawny Port pairs extremely well with vanilla ice cream or crème Brulee. Serve slightly chilled to appreciate the full complexity and sensuous pleasure of this wine.
The Domain: Tradition, experience, and knowledge spanning two centuries have given Graham the values that are at the heart of the company’s philosophy. The Graham family motto Ne Oublie (forget not or never forget) perfectly encapsulates the company’s commitment to the Douro Region, born of deep respect for the past.
Founded in 1820, Graham’s produced some of the greatest Ports of the 20th century, amongst which 1927, 1935, 1945, 1970, and 2000 Vintages. In 1970 the company changed ownership from the founding family to the Symingtons, who have themselves been Port producers since 1882, however through their Anglo-Portuguese great-grandmother, they can trace their Port heritage back to 1652. Graham’s owns some of the finest vineyards in the Douro Valley, one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world, and a Unesco World Heritage Site.
The four properties are: Quinta dos Malvedos, Quinta do Tua, Quinta da Vila Velha and Quinta do Vale de Malhadas. Combined, these four mountain estates total 201 hectares of vineyards, located in different areas of the Upper Douro and the Douro Superior, each making distinctive wines that contribute to Graham’s singular character and style.