W. & J. Graham’s, Six Grapes Grand Reserve Porto, Port
Tasting Note: Ports are fun in any season, but especially when the weather gets cooler.
Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of black plum, raspberry, black cherry, fig, blackberry puree and blossom.
On the palate the off-dry, medium-plus-bodied Port delivers medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and ripe, slightly-grippy, medium-plus tannin.
The fruit and tannin structure are well integrated and give way to midpalate complexity.
A fun Port with lots to recommend it.
Bottle Note: The name Six Grapes refers to the symbol Graham’s has always used to classify wines made at the harvest on a scale of one to six, Six Grapes denoting the lots which could potentially end up as components of our great Graham’s vintage Ports. Individual vineyard parcels and different grape varieties from Grahams’s five key vineyard properties, Malvedos, Tua, Lages, Vilea Velha and Vale de Malhadas are separately vinified, and the lots with the most concentration, structure and the brightest fruit are given the coveted Six Grapes classification. Approximately eighteen months after the harvest we choose certain wines to be bottled as Vintage Port, with the remainder set aside for bottling as Six Grapes is a perfect wine to accompany dark chocolate or blue cheese, or simply to relax with at the end of the day.
Alcohol: 19.5 %
Importer: Premium Port Wines Inc., San Francisco, California
Tasting Date: September 21, 2019
This wine was submitted for review.