There is nothing ordinary about this Graham's 2016 Vintage Port. It will age for decades, and has a myriad of delectable flavors which you could happily
catalogue for days. How do you feel about chocolate? Fruit tarts? Gorgonzola Dolce? Cigars? They all work well with this spectacular nectar. You really
don't need much. Just you, a glass (make sure it's big enough), and a chair. Preferably with a view. And if you're feeling generous, somebody you like. Aproveite.
"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." May 2018
"Super-ripe with an expressive plum and dark chocolate aroma. Rich opulence backed by dark chocolate intensity and spicy tannic
grip – big and bold on the finish. Voluptuous with fabulous richness, big and bold on the finish. This is one for the long haul but it’s already very impressive.
Production of 6,325 cases. Drinking Window 2030 - 2055." May 2018
Designated Cellar Selection
. "This finely structured wine is powered by fine tannins and rich fruits. A touch
of acidity comes through the rich berry flavors and the concentration of the dark tannins. This wine will certainly age, don't drink before 2028." Dec
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:
"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. Drink 2025-2070.
Charles Symington said that 2016 started off very rainy, followed by a hot and dry summer, but with moderate temperatures. It was fairly apparent it would
be a later vintage. In mid-August, some rain helped the maturation. At the beginning of September, there was a wave of hot weather. He said that was a
crucial moment when he thought of starting harvest, even though it was not quite perfect, but they waited. Victory goes to the bold. Rain in the second
week of September caused them to hold back another week, beginning harvest around 22 September. It was a very late harvest, creating a certain element
of risk. Touriga Franca, he said, is particularly susceptible to rain. But there was no rain for the next 30 days, making harvest easy. Charles said that
the "blue skies and mild temperatures from the 13th September to the 10th October allowed for the Nacional to be picked in late September and the Franca
in early October in perfect conditions with fantastic balance. The freshness coming through in these wines being a defining feature of this vintage."
As we debate the trends in Ports (see, last year's article on the 2015s, "Undeclared and Unashamed"), it's worth noting that my favorites of the Symington
group are easily the single-plot Ports—The Stone Terraces and Capela, both are wine-of-the-vintage candidates. Dow's and Graham's did well, but I
think the single-plot wines overshadow them rather easily." Jul 2018
"Graham's...the most consistent producer of great Port in the post World War II era... their Vintage Ports are truly sublime and sumptuous." Robert Parker,
"Classic expression of the Graham’s style: concentrated and opulent with layers of fresh, ripe, black fruit flavours. Aromas
of mint and eucalyptus with chocolate notes. The Graham 2016 combines superb complexity, structure and balance.
Graham's 2016 Vintage Port pairs wonderfully with chocolate desserts, such as chocolate mousse, creamy blue cheeses like Stilton or Roquefort.
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
||42% Touriga Franca, 37% Touriga Nacional,
231Very old mixed vines and Sousao
||barrel aged for 24 months, then bottled
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