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Graham's "Six Grapes" Oporto NV

Winemaker's Notes:

Oppulente schwarze Frucht am Gaumen und wohlriechende Brombeeraromen.

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Churchill Graham:
Churchill’s – the First Independent British Port Shipper in over 70 years. Extracted from the Vine, Clive Coates MW. Despite the fact that there was no longer any family firm to apprentice himself to, Johnny Graham arrived in Oporto in 1973. He got a job as a trainee with Cockburn’s and for the next 8 years worked closely with the ex partner John Smithes in the tasting room... Read more
Churchill’s – the First Independent British Port Shipper in over 70 years. Extracted from the Vine, Clive Coates MW. Despite the fact that there was no longer any family firm to apprentice himself to, Johnny Graham arrived in Oporto in 1973. He got a job as a trainee with Cockburn’s and for the next 8 years worked closely with the ex partner John Smithes in the tasting room, on the production side and in vineyard management. In 1980 at the age of 28 he was made a director. A bright future lay ahead but he wanted to be his own boss. Johnny married in 1980. Caroline, his wife, is a Churchill. Together they formed Churchill Graham Lda and in 1981 he decided to leave Cockburn’s to set up his own Port Wine Company. Despite offers of permanent jobs, he agreed to work as a consultant for Taylor’s while starting his Company. In the meantime local Port farmers had learned that he wanted to set up on his own and were keen to help. In particular, Borges de Sousa who had excellent properties offered a deal. Clearly the wine could not be called Grahams’ – the family business had been sold in 1970 to the Symingtons – so what better name than his wife’s maiden name Churchill. In the beginning, Churchill’s rented a lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia from Taylor’s but very soon bigger premises were required. With the Port trade in full expansion space was at a premium. Johnny bought three ruined lodges in Rua da Fonte Nova overlooking the river Douro. They have now been fully renovated. Churchill’s has met with increasing success in the USA. With the projected growth in sales it became clear that the Company had to acquire some of is own vineyards to secure on going supply of quality Port. With the purchase of Quinta da Gricha and Quinta do Rio, both renowned Grade A vineyards in the premium Cima Corgo region of the Douro, Churchill’s is now in control from grape to bottle. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Graham's "Six Grapes" Oporto

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,039
3.50 5
11/28/2012

Floral and almost herbal on the nose with layers of tea like aromas adding really intriguing complexity to the base of cocoa-dusted, dried cherry fruit. Soft and easy going in the mouth, this doesn’t come off as particularly sweet but might benefit from a little more acidity adding some liveliness to the palate. The flavor profile is lovely and full of black cherry. Faint medicinal tones, hints of pollen, raspberry, black currant and caramel are all melded together into one subtle and smooth package. The finish is kind of structured with dusty tannins and more than enough acidity to refresh the palate. 88pts


Member Reviews for Graham's "Six Grapes" Oporto

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Snooth User: ryanopaz
278311,619
4.00 5
08/08/2007

Almost maroon in color. Nose of plum and dried cherries with hints of liquorice. Also a distinct stewed fruit quality as if it was my mom prepareing Jam! Med weight with a nice richness and no alcohol presence, also the tannins seem soft but noticeable. Big fruit, almost candy like with cherry, strawberry, and a light smokiness. Very nice. C5+A12+T16+O8=91 [91]


Snooth User: runningbear
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3.00 5
12/18/2010

Decent reasonably priced port. would purchase again.


Snooth User: sammy2co
1274757407
3.50 5
05/08/2013

Hints of cherry and spice. Mouth filling with soft tannins. Good with strong cheese and dark chocolate. Great after dinner drink.


Snooth User: evaem
101260141
3.00 5
01/26/2009

pretty good, particularly for the price.


Snooth User: genevievegrant
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2.50 5
11/21/2008

very fruity...a little too fruity for my taste.


Snooth User: cAdley
1189167105
4.50 5
02/16/2013

A wonderful port. Absolutely a complex pallet. A very strong body keeps from making this wine from being one you continually sip. A really great port to share with guests.


Snooth User: Karmyk
1418254104
0.00 5
12/04/2013

Sounds like a great port that's a must try. Matt may even like this one!


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External Reviews for Graham's "Six Grapes" Oporto

External Review
04/16/2009

Oppulente schwarze Frucht am Gaumen und wohlriechende Brombeeraromen.


External Review
06/23/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
11/18/2008

From the always reliable W & J Graham, this Ruby Port is a great everyday Port with assertive fruit flavors.


External Review
02/05/2008

Sweet and fruity, this dark ruby vintage character Port is a robust wine with a thick, viscous texture. Earthy, flowery notes show on the nose and there is plenty of super-ripe, jammy blackberry fruit in the mouth.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Lots of sweet dark plum and sweet cherry flavors dominate, with plenty of milk chocolate. Clean and balanced on the straightforward finish. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Very saturated dark red. Youthful port aromas of cassis, licorice, chocolate, herbs and damp earth. Very intense, sweet flavors of chocolate and dark berries. Robust yet smooth and not obviously alcoholic. Superb fruit is given clarity by firm acids. Real wine-class port, with terrific structure, freshness and delineation of flavor.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Light and fruity, with a slightly nutty character. Medium body and sweetness, with a light, silky finish.


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This very full-bodied wine has a rich nose of cherries, ripe plums and dark chocolate. Complex and well-structured palate, with a finish that is long lasting and persistent.

<p>This port is blended from harvests over two or three years, resulting in a product that averages an age of five to six years.</p>


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