Graham’s 10 YO Tawny Port: Wine Man Pick: Silver Medal Decanter Magazine 2014

Graham's 10 Year Old Tawny Port NV
Price: ¥560

Silver Decanter

Silver Medal Decanter Magazine 2014

Graham’s 10 YO Tawny Port is a more lightly textured and drier wine than the Ruby. It offers a fine balance of fruitiness and nuttiness, derived from maturation in seasoned oak casks. A very versatile style of Port, suitable for drinking on any occasion.

Here’s what Graham’s say:

“10 Years” indicates and average age – this Aged Tawny Port is a blend of older wines, which offer complexity and younger wines, which bring fresh fruit flavors and vibrancy. During their long maturing period in oak casks, Aged Tawnies undergo subtle color changes: the deep red hue which characterizes Port’s youth gradually gives way to a paler reddish amber color. Graham’s is known for its rich, elegant house style. This 10 Year has a full, nutty bouquet, the classic Graham’s richness and a soft lingering finish.

Serving and pairing suggestions

Graham’s 10 Year is bottled ready to drink after an average of at least ten years of cask aging. It has a t-cap closure, which means that you don’t need a corkscrew to open it and that it will stay fresh for two to four months if stored in a cool, dark place or refrigerator. Serve it in a glass with at least a six ounce capacity so that you may appreciate the wine’s aromas. Graham’s 10 Year is delicious when paired with milk chocolate, creme brulee or fruit tarts. In warmer months, try it chilled for a refreshing dessert in a glass.

Reviews and Scores: From a couple of sites:

“This has a zesty, sweet floral aroma, with delicate, well-spiced flavors of apple tart, flan and cocoa powder. The plush, mouthfilling finish of cream, vanilla and raspberry is fresh and balanced. Drink now.”
90 Points Wine Spectator

“Powered with acidity and its firm structure, this is an intensely dry, concentrated, powerful wine. It certainly has wines in the blend that are older than 10 years, yet it is definitely a 10-Year Old in style, as the fresh fruit to finish confirms.”
92 Points Wine Enthusiast

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