A beautiful golden colour, with an intense ripe aroma of dried fruits and orange peel combined with cherry fruit and toasted aromas from more than 40 years of wood ageing, create tremendous complexity in this many layered wine. The flavour fills the whole palate with huge volume and power developing into an exceptionally long, fresh and honey-sweet finish.
The 1972 Single Harvest Tawny Port is made from the very finest wines from the Graham’s vineyards, and is the result of the unique terroir of the Douro Valley and subsequent maturation in Vila Nova de Gaia, that has distinguished Graham’s for almost two centuries. When the Symington family acquired Graham’s in 1970, the then head of wine making, Peter Symington selected the first single harvest to be aged in old wooden casks.
Accompanying the maturation of the 1972 Single Harvest Port throughout his career, he passed it on to his son when he retired in 2009. Charles Symington, current head winemaker, tasted each of the casks handed down to him by his father and selected nine for bottling. Each containing 712 bottles, this individually numbered limited release of 1972 Port is testament to the knowledge and experience passed down from father to son.