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 do Vesuvio Vintage 1999 is a limited edition Port Wine. Only 2000 boxes were bottled to be saled. These 2000 bottles represent only 8% of the Quinta production in the year of 1999, presenting itself as a high quality Vintage. To add even more emphasis to this Vintage, it was created an edition of 4, 5Lt (6 bottles)..
Croft 2003 Vintage Port
This Port is fragrant and possesses wild black fruit aroma and an exotic touch.
The aroma burst from the glass: blackberry, blueberry, violets, cassis and morning dew, all with a fantastic setting.
It is full-bodied, magnificent and majestic on the mouth, with a better definition and approach than ancient Port wine. Blackberry and blueberry flavours provide a mineral sense that crosses at the finish, with an imperceptible alcohol.
This is a good choice for a Vintage Port and to savour pleasurably on several occasions.Ageing process:
Aged for 24 months in oak casks and then in bottles for several years.
Croft 2009 Vintage Port
This Vintage Port was created in 2009, which will be remembered as a year of low yields, due, in part, to the small amount of fruit and the effects of a very dry ripening season.
The ripening season started with relatively cold weather that remained so until July.
However, August was intensely hot.
An early harvest granted wines a good acid balance and avoided over-ripening.