W&J GRAHAM

After the Symington family’s acquisition of Graham’s in 1970, the then head of winemaking, Peter Symington, selected the 1972 as his first single harvest for ageing in seasoned oak casks. Accompanying the maturation of this single harvest Port throughout his career, he passed it on to his son when he retired in 2009.

Charles Symington, current head winemaker, tasted each of the casks handed down to him by his father and selected nine for bottling.

Each containing 712 bottles, this individually numbered limited release of 1972 Port is testament to the knowledge and experience passed down from father to son.

VINTAGE

1972

COLOUR

Red

REGION

Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.

PACKAGING

Original Wooden Case (OWC).

TASTING REVIEWS & SCORES

Mark Squires, Wine Advocate October 2015, 93 Points

The 1972 Single Harvest Tawny Port was bottled in 2015 and comes in with 125 grams per liter of residual sugar. It’s a beauty. It starts slow and builds to a nice crescendo, with the acidity emerging to cut the fruit. This elegant wine has a sweet finish to go with its vibrancy and energy. It’s a pretty picture overall with caramel, molasses and hints of chocolate on the end, some typical Tawny flavors.

Note: This comes with a bar-top cork. Assuming a good cork, it will last indefinitely.

Charles Symmington, Graham’s Head Winemaker

A beautiful golden colour, with an intense ripe aroma of dried fruits and orange peel combined with cherry fruit and toasted aromas from more than 40 years of wood ageing, create tremendous complexity in this many layered wine. The flavour fills the whole palate with huge volume and power developing into an exceptionally long, fresh and honey-sweet finish.

PAYMENT METHOD

Bank transfer or by credit/debit card.

SHIPPING

Over 40 countries worldwide by bespoke quotation.