Deep ruby in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is nice with black raspberries, slight chocolate and a bit of spice. Medium bodied. Slightly sweet. Good acidity. On the palate, black raspberry and slight blueberry fruit. Long finish. Tasty. This is drinking well on its own and would work nicely with a chocolate dessert. Drink over the next ten years.
Still very young but drinking well. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has dark chocolate, cherries, dried cherries and slight sandalwood. Full bodied. Viscous. Slightly sweet. Deep. Light tannins. On the palate, dark chocolate covered cherries. Slight warming on the finish. This drink well for another twenty years or more. Nice on its own or would be great with a chocolate dessert.
Nice to revisit this. At age 19, this is still youthful but starting to show some refinement. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose is great with chocolate covered raisins and some red raspberries. Lots of energy. Slightly viscous. On the palate, chocolate and raisins. Sweet, not cloying. Some heat on the finish. This should easily go another fifteen or twenty years. Great on its own or with some type of blue cheese.
A bit lighter in style than say the '94 or '00 vintages, but drinking well nevertheless. Inky purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has black raspberries and chocolate covered raisins. Medium to full bodied. Good acidity. On the palate, slightly sweet chocolate covered cherries. There is a nice depth and complexity. Drink over the next ten years. A nice match with a chocolate dessert.
A very nice affordable way to end a meal. 20% abv. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with black currants, slight chocolate and slight figs. Full bodied. Slightly viscous. On the palate, this is lightly sweet. Black currants and slight chocolate. Some alcohol showing especially on the finish. This went very well with some hard cheeses and also some blue cheese. Drink over the next five to eight years.
Sometimes Tawny's get short shrift to vintage ports, but for the money, 20 year ports from top producers are well worth keeping around. The bottle can be opened and consumed over a period of weeks. This is one of the better ones. Amber in color, clear and bright. Lovely nose with toffee, caramel, burnt orange peel and slight nuttiness. Full bodied. There is some alcohol and heat on the palate, but more warming than hot. Flavors of toffee, caramel and slight chocolate notes.
The wine is an iced tea color with a touch of ruby. The nose has Pay-day Candy bar, toffee and crème brulee. Not as complex on the palate with a nice nuttiness and a bit of sweetness. Just a hint of heat. Long finish. Slightly sweet but not overtly. This is a nice take on a 20 year Tawny. It drinks well on its own and would work with more savory desserts (especially with nuts). This should age quite well for the next twenty years.
This wine, at age 30, is just about at peak. Beautiful wine. Inky purple, ruby at the rim, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with cherries and chocolate covered raisins. Full bodied. Sweet but not too. On the palate, chocolate covered cherries. Complex. Delicious. Long finish. Slightly noticeable alcohol. This should continue to drink well for at least another decade. Great on its own, with a cigar, this will also work well with a chocolate dessert.
Grahams is one of the top producers of Port. It tends to be a bit more on the sweeter side than the other top houses. At age 41, this may have lost a tad of that sweetness but is drinking quite well. Decanted for sediment and allowed to breathe for about 40 minutes. Ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is great with black raspberries, chocolate, slight figs and a hint of walnut.
This had been opened for a few day but it is basically a single vintage tawny port, so it drank fine. This was a new winery for me. Deep iced tea color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is nutty with a slight fig but also a quince/orange citrus. Good acidity. On the palate, nutty, quince, slight coffee. Blind, I might have guessed Madeira. Drinks well if not a lot of complexity. This was good on its own but would work well with dried fruits or nuts.