Alexandre Mariz, the estate manager at Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos and neighbouring Quinta do Tua was very optimistic regarding the prospects for the 2013 harvest and together with the head winemaker, Charles Symington and the Malvedos winemaker, Henry Shotton, he identified the finest vineyards within the two properties from which the wines for the 2013 Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) blend were largely sourced.
Largely from the producer's own Quinta dos Malvedos, the wine is elegant while also intensely rich. Its fine tannins, sweet black currant jelly flavors cut by acidity and touch of spirit in the background all give this wine great style and also the possibility of aging for a few more months.
Sleek in feel, with alluring red and black currant fruit infused with anise, black tea and mint notes. Stays fresh through the finish. Approachable, but a touch more cellaring will add some nuance.