When the Symington family completed the purchase of this most famous of all Port Houses in 1970, Graham’s became the jewel in their crown. By this time, the Graham’s Vintage was generally regarded as the consistently greatest Port. While most famous for their vintages, Graham’s had also established the other Ports as the epitome of the craft. From foundation in 1820, generations of Grahams constantly improved in every way possible their vineyards, winemaking and blending — a legacy clearly continued by the remarkable Symington family (who also own Dow, Warre, Gould Campbell, Smith Woodhouse and Fonseca in Port and a share in The Madeira Wine Co.).
The Graham’s Vintage Port style is full-bodied, incredibly fragrant, rich and sweet, a generosity brilliantly followed and disciplined by superb structures and tannins of incredible finesse. The Grahams Tawnies, from the basic ‘Fine Tawny’ upwards are utterly authentic – always exceeding the legal minimum standards for their ages. These are a revelation and classics of the style.
Winemakers: Charles Symington and Henry Shotton