Since the 19th century, this is the first time that the Graham’s House has declared two exceptional Vintage years in two consecutive years.
Deep purple in color and with a high viscosity that reflects great concentration, Graham’s 2017 Vintage Port reveals incredible aromas of blackberry, black plum and bergamot. In the mouth it presents layers of black fruits, punctuated by fresh notes of apricot.
Exceptional and sumptuous, it’s a Vintage that provides an incredibly long lasting ending.
The year of 2017 revealed very atypical weather conditions. This particular year was exceptionally warm and dry, with 42% less rainfall in Quinta dos Malvedos than the 30-year average. However, the drought-resistant varieties of the Douro were well prepared to cope with water shortages.
A surprising thing in 2017 was the early ripening of Touriga Franca, usually the last variety to be harvested, which entered the winery almost three weeks earlier than usual. Touriga Franca’s quality was so good that Charles increased his proportion in the final blend of the 2017 Port.
The end result is an exceptional Vintage. Awards and Distinctions: James Suckling, 2019 – 97 points / Wine Magazine – 18.5 points out of 20 / Decanter – 98 Points / Great Picks – 19.5 points out of 20
Quinta Senhora da Ribeira wine cellars are one the most modern of Douro, being combined with the best of traditional winemaking methods, developed during centuries. The dedication and care invested with the cellars transposes to their exclusive bottling, where Vintage Port Wines have a place of distinction. The superb quality and bottling expresses a great exuberance. Dow’s Senhora da Ribeira Vintage 2006 is a full-bodied Port Wine, with strong tannins, although immature.m The flavour of blackberries provide it its intense and deep dark colour. With a mystic perfume, in this wine stands out the notes of tobacco, herbs and spring fresh flowers is now avaiable in a 4, 5Lt (6 bottles) edition to celebrate a special moment.
Fonseca Quinta do Panascal 1998 Vintage Port has a fruity flavour and is a very fragrant wine.
Medium-bodied wine, very well structured and that is ready to be savoured.
Book a few bottles in your wine cellar and enjoy its evolution.
Bottled in 2001
Dow’s Quinta Sra. Da Ribeira Vintage 2012 is a wine with violet aromas that come from Touriga Franca vineyards, having reached the perfect ripeness in the year of its production. In this wine is still possible to find complex and seductive aromas of blackberry and currant, making it a fragrant and fruity wine. All these flavours and aromas in a 4,5Lt (6 bottles) Edition that you won't want want to miss.