The wonders of wood: Graham's is one of the last Port companies with its own cooperage team, who care for each cask individually. This, combined with the skill of the Master Blender, has resulted in Graham's mastering the art of making an outstanding 30 Years Old Tawny Port. The wine's contact with the wood of the cask works hand-in-hand with time to create one of life's greatest wines. This wine is for those who are passionate about the art of great Port wines.
Color: Light, orange-tinted amber.
Aromas: Magnificent nose, showing an array of dried fruits.
On the palate: Mature and concentrated, with full, honeyed fruit. Gorgeously mellow, with a remarkable, long finish.
Occasions & Pairing: Fabulous accompaniment to dark chocolate but can also be enjoyed alone as a dessert in its own right.
Broad in feel and dark in profile, with walnut and hazelnut notes followed by flavors of brown bread, dried fig, bitter orange, singed almond and juniper. A lovely flash of green tea adds sparkle and detail on the finish, but this stays reliant on its bass line throughout.
EDITOR'S CHOICE - Remarkably, this is able to show age and long cask aging, but the flavor is still here: figs and honey, balanced out with burnt caramel aged acidity and a rich (but not sweet) finish. Excellent, top quality aged tawny.
It starts a little understated and certainly elegant, but it gathers strength and length on the finish. Supple on the first pour, it then adds a touch of brandy, a hit of sugar and a lot of dark chocolate on the finish—just to remind you that this is indeed an old, complex Tawny. The next day, it is beautiful, focused, well balanced and precise. The lifted fruit seems to last indefinitely on the palate.