Graham's Single Harvest Tawny Port 1950 - 750ml
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Grape variety: Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca and Sousão.
About: Across over seven decades, generations of winemakers and master blenders have watched and nurtured this incredibly rare wine as it ages peacefully in the Graham’s Lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia. As Europe began slowly rebuilding its ravaged economy from World War II, only limited quantities of the best parcels of wine of the 1950 harvest were set aside for long-term ageing. Over time, these casks were used for blending with other wines and very little has reached us.
Charles Symington has now decided to release just half of the last cask. This remarkable wine is a celebration of the deep complexity and balance that only experience can craft.
Tasting Notes: The deep auburn centre reflects the wine’s amazing concentration, while the pale ochre rim signals its venerable age. A flourish of aromas reveals walnuts, soft caramel and honey notes, demerara, citrus preserves and cigar box scents. The voluptuous palate — simultaneously intense and delicate — unravels layers of refined, rich citrus fruit and soft caramel, with a beam of freshness providing exquisite balance. Pleasant traces of tobacco leaf and mocha make for a lingering finale.
Food Pairing: Seven decades in seasoned oak casks have given this port incredible breadth and complexity. It is best enjoyed after a meal, slowly savoured as a dessert in its own right. Given both the wine’s incredible freshness and concentration it will also pair perfectly with creamy or nutty desserts. Serve chilled and consume within 8 weeks of opening.
Closure: Cork Stopper
Alcohol %: 20%
Unit size: 75cl