Matured from an average of seven to nine years in seasoned oak casks, this is Graham’s Master Blender’s personal interpretation of a fine wood-matured Port. This younger style of aged Tawny Port preserves some of the grapes’ ripe fruit flavours and tannins, which are complemented by the added complexity achieved by almost a decade of aging in oak. Charles Symington, Graham’s Master Blender, includes in The Tawny some wines that are considerably older so that the wine possesses more of the distinctive characteristics of long aging in oak casks.
Time-honoured skills, craftsmanship and dedication are handed down from generation to generation in the form of three unique arts – the art of blending, the art of cooperage and the art of ageing – to produce an extraordinary selection of Tawny Ports. All of Graham’s Tawny Ports have their own individual characteristics, the complex flavours and aromas that pervade each of these unique wines have been developed through selecting only top quality wines from Graham’s four spectacular Quinta’s in the Douro Valley to age in seasoned oak casks in their1890 Lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia.
Deep golden amber with complex orange peel and cinnamon aromas with prunes, raisins and figs. A full and generous flavour with a long, clean finish.