Who needs dessert? Here’s a liquid one for all time!!
One of my favorites ever, this cask aged Port is ready to drink. Graham’s 20 Yr was one my top Ports for the Sommelier’s Journal.
For 3 centuries Graham’s has remained a family owned business. Today Graham’s House uses a very revolutionary stainless steel robotic lagares to replicate the action of the human foot. I love to see the guys singing and dancing Fado while they step on grapes in those remote granite lagares of the Alto Douro in Portugal.
The Douro river is 927 km long from the Atlantic Ocean to the north central region of
Spain. It was discovered by the Romans who named it the River of Gold (Douro).
In order to make Port fermentation must stop early with the addition of neutral grape spirit, the result is 20% average alcohol (called Fortified) added with the natural residue of sugar giving Graham’s its unique character and generous style.
The grapes in Port blend; a difficult terroir to grow vines, Due to the sunny, dry and very hot vineyards of the Upper Douro. Each of these 5 grapes has it’s own characteristics and has been part of the territory for many centuries. Yields are very low here – 1/2 kilo per vine!
Touriga Nacional (intense aromas, powerful red grape for structures)
Touriga Barroca (deep intense color, tannic driven, chocolate character)
Touriga Franca (fragrant red grape, red floral aromatics)
Tinta Cao – known for its elegance and silky character and complexity
Tinta Roriz – Vibrant ruby color grape and generous fruitiness
Color: Ruby Red
Taste: Amber Orange Hue, presages a splendid nose of nuts and caramel
Palate: The mid palate is huge, somewhat sweet and warm, very feminine with a great finish, Lots of finesse.
Perfect Pairs: Creme Brulee – Mango Tart – L’lle Flottante – Tart Tatin – or as they do in Portugal, as an aperitif with olives or salted almonds.
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