Graham 1952 Single Harvest Tawny Port

This 20% ABV Port has been in cask until its recent bottling. The colour is mahogany brown at the core, with tawny on the broad rim. It is visibly thick and quite viscous in the glass. On the nose, aromas of deep, dark fruit cake and walnut are joined by an inherent red fruit ripeness at the core, but lovely glimpses of old polished wood, roasting chestnuts and toffee add layers of interest. On the palate it is glycerine rich, and still abundantly sweet. Those dark, mature, roasted and caramel flavours dominate, but there’s a figgy pudding richness to this still, and terrific acidity as Seville orange and lemon zest slice through, and the wine still displays real structure. On the finish it is the sweetness that dominates, the smoothness and intensity all beguiling and impressive as it goes on and on in the mouth. A fabulous old wine, but one that is wearing extraordinarily well. Tom Cannavan

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