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2016 Grahams Vintage Port

2016 Grahams Vintage Port

99 Points Derek Smedley
2016 Grahams Vintage Port
99 Points Derek Smedley

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An exceptional Port that secured a perfect score of 20/20 from Matthew Jukes, from a vintage that Neil Martin of Vinous called "fabulous". The abiding quality of this labels is now being built on by investment from the legendary Symington family. Stocks are limited so don't wait!

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$170.00 in mixed 6+ or $190.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Sousão and old mixed vines

Its Origins

The story of two families across three centuries. For almost two hundred years W & J Graham’s has been an independent family business renowned for producing the finest Port wines. Graham's was one of the first Port companies to invest in its own vineyards in Portugal’s Douro Valley in 1890 and is now at the cutting edge of innovation in winemaking techniques. Today, five Symington cousins share responsibility for every aspect of the company and personally make the Graham’s wines. They too have been involved with Port and the Douro for many generations, with ancestry dating back to the mid-17th century. Graham’s owns five mountainous vineyards, which are located in different parts of the best wine-growing areas of the Douro region. Each property has the maximum ‘A’ grade classification. Much of the original wild flora has been left deliberately undisturbed amongst the vines on these estates to preserve the indigenous biodiversity, which Graham’s believes contributes to making wines with a more unique and powerful expression of this terroir.

What The Critics Say

99/100 Derek Smedley MW

"There is a mass of rich ripe fruit on the nose yet there is spice cinnamon and cloves. Concentrated flavours the palate has a rich mix of black fruits, damsons, black cherries an opulence and sweetness. Firm tannins but they are ripe the rich fruit is underpinned by a fresh streak the finish has a mix of spice lots of black pepper – a wine with harmony and balance." Drink 2038 - 2065

20/20 Matthew Jukes

"This wine has every single facet of flavour and energy that I adore in vintage Port. The nose is epic and all-encompassing and the power and attack on the palate is relentless and also insanely pleasurable at the same time. Infinitely layered and lasting for minutes on the palate I went back to taste this Port three times such was the magnetic appeal of its profound flavours. While this is a dense and indulgent wine it has exquisite freshness, too, and the balance is nothing short of perfect."

99/100 James Suckling

"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."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Port

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Douro

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    20.00%

  • Maturity

    2038 - 2065

This Wine Goes Well With

with BLUE CHEESE
with DESSERT
with STRONG CHEESE

Taste

5

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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