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W. & J. Graham's Vintage Port 2017

A remarkable example of the best that the Douro is capable of producing.
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Primary Notes: Licorice

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Dryness: Very Sweet

Acidity: Medium

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Origin: Douro, Portugal

Maker: W. & J. Graham's

Grape: Touriga Franca Blend

Fermentation: Organic, Biodynamic Steel Only

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Serving Temperature: Best served between 14–16 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Coffee jelly with cream mousse, Chendol,

Western Food Pairing: chocolate pudding, nutella and caramel pancakes

Description

Graham’s Vintage Port 2017

Full-bodied with sumptuous notes of ripe figs, dates and cinnamon.
Deep purple colour. Concentrated aromas of figs, blackberry, black plum and bergamot waft from the glass. In the mouth, it presents layers of black fruits punctuated by ripe notes of figs, raisins and apricot. Sublime and sumptuous, it has an incredibly long finish.
It was the first time since the 19th century that Graham's declared two exceptional Vintage years in two consecutive years (2016 and 2017). This wine is a remarkable example of the best that the Douro is capable of producing.
Graham's has a well-earned reputation as a producer of outstanding Vintage Port. These wines are renowned for their remarkable richness, concentration and firm tannic structure: a combination that yields impressive longevity. Vintage Ports are only made in years of exceptionally high quality harvests, which on average occur two or three times in a decade. The weather in the vineyards is the principal determining factor: conditions must be ideal throughout the growing season, as well as during the subsequent harvest.
This wine is produced from vines at Graham's flagship vineyard Quinta dos Malvedos, with small parcels of top graded grapes from the other vineyards that supply Graham’s Quinta do Tua, Quinta da Vila Velha, Quinta das Lages and Quinta do Vale das Malhadas. In 2017, 42% less rain fell at Malvedos than the 30 year average and the vines produced a small but extremely high-quality crop with extraordinary concentration. The wine was fermented in small batches at Graham's specialist on-site winery at Malvedos. It carries the classic Graham’s hallmarks – full-bodied, rich, and opulent – and will provide great drinking pleasure for decades to come.



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