Port Graham's Porto Finest Reserve
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Wine rich ruby color.
This wine has a soft, delicate taste with silk structure - rich and full. On the palate - a combination of fruit notes of underbrush and nuances. Well-integrated tannins.
The wine has a delicate and elegant aroma with dominant notes of berries and notes of wood.
The wine goes well with seasoned cream cheese (such as Camembert and Brie), as well as hard cheeses. The perfect addition to the chocolate dessert, caramel and figs. Good as an aperitif.
Graham's Porto Finest Reserve - a great young port wine with aging potential of 4-5 years.
History W & J Graham's spans three centuries, during which the well-known manufacturer of port has always been an independent family business. History of Graham's - is the story of two families of Scottish descent - Graham and Symington family, whose commitment to making memorable wines presented to the company Graham's reputation as a leader in the production of outstanding vintage port.
The company W & J Graham & Co. was founded in the Portuguese city of Porto in 1820 by two brothers, William and John Graham. Graham family already had extensive business interests not only in his native Scotland, but also in India. The brothers founded the company W & J Graham & Co to produce the best port, to achieve which they were used a lot of energy and resources. During the 19th century the company Grem's grew, reaching excellent reputation the best producer of vintage port. In 1890 Grem's becoming one of the first companies that invested in the vineyards of the Douro. They were purchased farm Quinta dos Malvedos (Quinta shower Malvedush). Using extensive knowledge of the Douro Valley, accumulated over the previous 70 years, Graham chose an ideal place for planting a vineyard. It is of excellent southern exposure, rich soil, good drainage and beautifully located mountain range, where it was built by one of the best houses in the Douro. Since then, the economy Malvedush recognized as one of the best in the Douro valley, and the quality of wines from the vineyard confirms Graham's reputation as a leading producer of excellent port.
Another confirmation of the successful growth of the company was the construction in 1890, the magnificent wine cellar for aging and storage of wines in the best conditions. This building is impressive in its scope, in its solid granite walls still held 3,500 boxes of port as well as a large cellar. Raised in Vila Nova de Gaia, close to the Atlantic Ocean, this building is a beautiful wine of the ancient city of Oporto across the river Douro and discreet maritime climate is ideal for slow shutter port.
Meanwhile, Grem's continued to develop close ties with the owners of numerous farms that supplied the company since its inception. These relationships are built on trust and respect, ensure consistent quality by which Grem's won a high reputation. A number of wonderful vintages produced by Grem's - this milestone in the history of port: 1908, 1912, 1924 and 1927, followed by a grand 1945 and the legendary 1948 vintage. They all confirm the fact that Graham's - one of the best names in the world of port. In 2005, the famous British wine critic Jancis Robinson wrote: "I am still mentally enjoy what was probably the best wine that I was lucky enough to try a vacation - a bottle of Graham's Vintage Port 1948". It was a legacy of excellence, which is transmitted from one another family, when in 1970 the family sold the company to Graham Symington who brought the their own knowledge and experience in the sale of wines. Peter Symington, the current owner of the company, six times honored with the title of "Winemaker of the Year" by Wine Challenge, more than anyone could not win the award twice. In 2003, his son Charles received a similar title!