W & J Graham's
W & J Graham's is a 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 has always been a pioneer - it 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.
Deep purple in colour and with a viscosity that signals a huge body and concentration. Bold aromas of damson, blackberry and bergamot leap out with delicate scents of blueberry’s and fresh apricots lingering above. The palate full bodied with ultra-fine tannins and a fine bead of acidity that that are tightly woven to create a mouthfeel with great tension and power. The mid-palate is opulent and thickly layered with black fruits, blueberry jam, tobacco and rose with great length and concentration.
Richard Mayson- 18+/20, James Suckling- 97/100, Vinous Neal Martin- 95/100, Jancis Robinson- 18.5/20