Port Wine Graham’s 40 Years Old Tawny – 4,5 Liters bottle
Graham’s 40 Years is produced from the highest quality wines that, after careful selection, are aged in oak casks of 534 liters until we reached the peak of ripeness. These wines are among the most demanding and challenging styles of Port. Producing it requires great skill winemaker and years of experience, both in winemaking well as in drawing of lots. It is essential to find the right balance between the delicacy and elegance which results from prolonged aging in cask and at the same time preserving the quality of the fruit, which lends this aged Tawny its structure and longevity. Aged tawny ports Graham’s reveal a distinctive character of dried fruit and delicious ripe raisins, and are exquisitely satin by aging in seasoned oak casks.
Amber gold with pale green traces of the ring, indicating high quality and class. Very complex on the nose with a powerful fragrance that disguises their age. The palate is a palette of flavors, ranging from delicate fruits and raisins to toasted toffee and chocolate. The lingering after taste is pure pleasure. An excellent alternative to Vintage Port at less formal occasions. Once opened, it saves a few weeks.
Graham’s 40 will surely make any lunch or memorable dinner. Goes very well with dark chocolate, but it is also delicious when enjoyed without any accompaniment – is an experience in itself.
Total Acidity: 5.55 g / l tartaric acid
Reviews & Awards
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2007
International Wine Challenge 2003
“The judges just raved about this amazing, subtle, long, intense and opulent wine. Almost golden amber color, reveals a mature complexity of fruitcake, toffees and cream, and a balanced concentration. “
WINE, October 2000
International Wine Challenge 2000
“Extremely well designed, with great persistence of sweet sometimes bitter flavors now. A constitution that will age even more. A stunning wine. “
WINE, November 2000
“Bottling 2003. More color to another 40 years in the market, many shades greenish in color, many nuts, iodine and orange peel aroma. Take in the mouth, it has the aroma and the very long finish. We begin to enter an environment where the Port is close to an old Wood. A great Tawny. “
João Paulo Martins, Wine Guide Generous, 2004
Peter Symington, winemaker and responsible for viticulture enterprises of the Symington family (with his son Charles), has been awarded six times with the “Winemaker of the Year” for the category of fortified wines in the prestigious competition “Wine Challenge”. Nobody else has won this important award more than twice. In 2003 his son Charles won the same award.