2016 Graham's

An intensely perfumed, heady nose: thickly scented. The palate is rich and beautifully textured. Mulitlayered opulence, with ripe black fruits and a pleasing touch of counterbalancing cocoa bitterness. This is well defined: a wine of precision and impeccable balance and harmony.

Critic score
17.5+/20
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£65.86
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£395.16

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Portugal
  • Maturity
    Young 2028 - 2050
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Sweet
  • Style
    Fortified
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Vintage Port
2016 Graham's

TASTING NOTES

All the Symington wines had exceptionally deep colours. This one has a particularly deep blackish-purple, still with a blueish hue. On the already-expressive nose I found prunes, something floral and a note of balsam, plus lots of freshness. Relatively open on the palate too. Rather elegant and the hugely sweet fruit almost covers a massive charge of silky tannins. This is almost like a sweet, tannic table wine. Pure and polished. Sweeter than most. One of those wines that some people might easily persuade themselves could be drunk relatively young, Satin textured.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (May 2018)
17.5+/20