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Vintage Port 2000

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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
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External Reviews for Vintage Port

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/16/2009

Aromen von Brommbeeren, Mineralien und Veilchen. Safiger und intensiver Geschmack, hauptsächlich von schwarzen Früchten und Blumen.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
07/31/2013

Farbe: Dunkelpurpur bis tintenschwarz. Bukett: Verbrannte Erde, geschmolzener Asphalt, Brombeerlokör. Gaumen: Voller, massiv konzentrierter Körper. Finish: Never-ending, 45 Sekunden.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewThis young Port shows intense aromas of black licorice and berries. It's full-bodied, with superfine tannins and a long, long finish. Seductive. Fantastic young Port from Churchill. Best ever. Best after 2012.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
07/31/2013

Farbe: Sehr dunkles Purpur. Bukett: Würzige Noten. Intensive Düfte nach Brombeeren und schwarzen Johannisbeeren. Gaumen: Gewichtiger, mächtiger Körper mit süssem Toutch und ausgezeichneter Balance. Tiefgründige dunkle Beeren und sanfte Tannine. Finish: Füllig, sanft, lang und süsslich.



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