Graham's 10 Year Old Tawny Port, 75 cl (Packaging May Vary)
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The move to non-traditional, clear glass bottles that accentuate the amber hues of the wines has been instrumental in changing consumer perceptions, and Graham’s have built on this success by introducing very rare Single Harvest wines in the same format. 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 our extraordinary selection of Tawny Ports. About: Graham’s 10 Year Old Tawny epitomises the passion for excellence and precision that is at the heart of every one of our handmade Tawny Ports. I like Tawny port to have a bit of heat in it this is smooth and fruity but without the heat its just a little bit boring.
It is very hot during the summer reaching temperature in excess of 40 degrees celcius in the summer perfect for the indigenious grape varieties of this region. Fabulous accompaniment to dark chocolate, but can also be enjoyed alone as a dessert in its own right.
Their involvement with port and the Douro stretches generations, with ancestry dating back to the mid-17th century. Of course, the wine itself is no longer transported down the Rio Douro in wooden rafts but there is still plenty of heritage and time honoured traditions of manufacturing this particular fortified wine which was devised by the British during the Napoleonic wars to ensure that the nobility still had wine on their table.
After a decade of care and slow oak-maturation this wine is a wonderful example of the complex flavours of tawny port. An array of flavours, from delicate fruit and raisins, to toasted toffee and chocolate, with an outstanding aftertaste. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Graham’s, which is one of the most respected names in the Port trade, is also one of the most innovative and has firmly established itself as the world’s leading luxury Port house through the development of its premium wines.It is sometimes referred to as the Alto Douro (upper Douro), as it is located some distance upstream from Porto, sheltered by mountain ranges from coastal influence.
If you do require precise ingredient information you should consult the manufacturer, whose contact details will appear on the packaging or label. Time-honoured skills, craftsmanship and dedication, pass down from generation to generation in the form of three unique arts.These are among the most demanding and challenging styles of Port to produce requiring great skill and years of experience from the winemaker and blender. I was just really luck that some of the cork that was stuck in the bottle was above the lip so I could just pull it out, and I didn't have to end up straining the port into the glass! This is a beautifully deep, rich tawny style, with almond and hazelnut aromas combined with notes of honey and figs. Aged for an average of 10 years in seasoned oak casks, this wine represents a wonderful expression of tawny port – the perfect pairing for sweet pastries such as apple pie with cinnamon.
Douro is a Portuguese wine region centered around the Douro River in the Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region. 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 our top quality wines from Graham’s four spectacular Quinta’s in the Douro Valley to age in seasoned oak casks in our 1890 Lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia. With five mountain vineyards located in different parts of the Upper Douro Valley, the world’s first demarcated wine region, W J Graham’s draws the very best wines from each important sub-region. This pairs perfectly with creamy or fruity desserts that compliment, such as apple pie or almond cake.Today, five Symington cousins share responsibility for every aspect of the company and personally make the Graham's wines.