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At 20% alcohol, this perfectly balanced Port is cooler in tone than many contemporary table wines. The 2007 vintage grew pure fruit flavors into this Porto, emphasizing freshness rather than concentration and dehydration in the grapes. Thereandrsquo;s no sense of heat, just a surety that this muscular wine will live for decades.
A Port for aging, as you would expect from Grahamandrsquo;s. The wine is dry, firm, textured, solid and dense. The fruit flavors of fresh cranberry and black currant are a supporting act at this stage. Classic vintage.
A candidate for wine of the vintage, the 2007 Grahamandrsquo;s vintage Port is complete is every way. Opaque purple-colored, it offers up an ethereal perfume of smoke, mineral, Asian spices, incense, an amalgam of ripe black fruits, and a hint of chocolate in the background. This leads to a dense, superrich, plush, opulent wine that hides its structure under all the fruit. Vibrant, impeccably balanced, and exceptionally lengthy, it will easily age for another 25andndash;30 years in the cellar and drink well through 2050, probably longer. It is a tour de force.
Saturated, deep violet-ruby color. Supersweet nose conveys a distinctly liqueur-like quality to the flamboyant dark fruit, licorice pastille and chocolate aromas. Sweet, lush, round and hugely concentrated, with extraordinary lift and purity for a vintage port with this kind of ripeness and thickness of material. The sexy dark chocolate quality carries through in the mouth. Finishes with outstanding breadth, length and sweetness of fruit. Itandrsquo;s easy to underrate a wine thatandrsquo;s so sweet in the early going, but this has the density, vibrancy and spine for three or four decades of development in bottle.
A classic vintage of Grahamandrsquo;s, the cool, balanced fruitiness of 2007 plays right into the style of the house. This is harmonious and powerful, with pure fresh fruit that bursts in the mouth then lasts, sustained, as the flavors of the Douroandrsquo;s ancient varieties cascade for minutes in fascinating interplay and detail. As luscious as it may be, the fruit still has red tones, along with a sensual texture. The schist tannins are muscular, sculpted into soft curves, Apollonian in their power. Compelling to drink as a young wine, this has what it takes to mature for 50 years or more.
The nose here can only be described as frustratingly coy but very, very pretty. Core notes of warm blackberry and black cherry are joined by violets, black pepper, cloves, licorice and a touch of mocha. The palate promises at a wine of great purity, elegance and balance to come. Layer upon layer of dark fruit and spice flavours seamlessly wrap around crisp acidity and a wonderful texture of very fine, firm tannins. Very, very long finish. Drink 2025–2060+. Tasted August 2009.
Luxurious Drinks offers you: Port - red - 2007 - Graham's - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 750 ml.
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