NV Graham Reserve

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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DRT
Graham’s 1948
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NV Graham's Reserve

Post by DRT » 00:05 Fri 24 Aug 2007

The back label says...
Graham's owns Quinta dos Malvedos, one of the finest vineyards in the magnificent Douro valley. The wines made here are exceptional, with great structure, richness and depth. This is reflected in the style of all Graham's Ports. Graham's is owned by the Symington family, who have been making Port since the 19th century. The vineyards and the winemaking are carefully controlled by the seven members of the family who work in the company.

The Reserve Port is a worthy representative of the Graham's style, namely in its fine balance of intense fruit, complexity of aromas and superb elegance. On the palate it offers delicious, rich fruit flavours with overtones of mint and spice, well balanced by a finely textured, smooth finish wich it acquires from maturing in oak casks. This is an inviting, warming wine that you can enjoy on your own simply to unwind after a busy day, or in the company of friends, served with a selection of cheeses.
In time-honoured style I have omitted the health warning.

The neck tag says...
This is one of the best Ports in our cellar. Luscious fruit with notes of chocolate and peppery spices. Graham's Reserve; no embelishing adjectives, just very good Port.
:P

TN: Purchased from Sainsbury for £9.99. Harsh nose, nice weight with lots of tannin. Very dry but lots of black fruit in there. Doesn't have the trademark plums of Graham's. I get the mint in the finish. A serviceable port which I prefer chilled.

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by RonnieRoots » 09:53 Fri 24 Aug 2007

Seems like the marketing dpt. overdid it a bit when they composed the label text. :wink:

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