Graham’s is pleased to announce the decision to declare a 2017 Vintage Port,
Graham’s is pleased to announce the decision to declare a 2017 Vintage Port, marking its first ‘backtoback’ declaration of two consecutive years of outstanding quality since the 19th century, with the equivalent of only . 5,250 cases 12x75cl being made.
Amidst growing concerns over climate change worldwide, the Douro has seen its fair share of unusual weather patterns in recent years. 2017 in particular was an exceptionally hot and dry year, with 42% less rain falling at Quinta dos Malvedos than the recorded thirty yearaverage. Fortunately, the very hardy and drought resistantDouro varieties were well prepared to face this challenge and responded to the lack of water by devoting their efforts on producing a small but high qualitycrop with extraordinary concentration.
The wine is a truly outstanding example of the best that the Douro is capable of producing. Deep purple in colour and with a viscosity that signals a huge concentration, the aromas of blackberry, plum and bergamot leap out of the glass. On the palate there are layers of black fruit with fresh apricot highlights, and an amazingly long and persistent finish.
Provenance and variety make-up
• Quinta dos Malvedos: 58%
• Quinta do Tua: 21%
• Quinta do Vale de Malhadas: 12%
• Quinta da Vila Velha: 9%
• Touriga Franca: 47%
• Touriga Nacional: 35%
• Sousão: 11%
• Old mixed vines (field blend): 7%