2015 Graham Porto Late Bottled Vintage
This LBV is produced from grapes sourced from four of Graham’s vineyards, each with Vintage quality and style. The wine brims with bright aromas of blackberries and liquorice, with background notes of rock rose and mint that are typical of Touriga Franca, a variety that excelled in 2015. Late Bottled Vintage Port spends twice as long in wood as Vintage Port so it is more accessible at an early age and is released ready to drink.
Critic tasting note: "Luscious while also structured, this balanced Port is rich and fruity, showing the proper signs of wood aging. While the wine has sweetness on the outside, there is a drier core that gives it sophistication and immediate drinkability. Roger Voss" - 92/100, Wine Enthusiast
The 2015 Late Bottled Vintage Port is a field blend bottled in 2021 with a bar-top cork and 110 grams per liter of residual sugar. This has all of those Graham's trademarks, including a bit of extra sugar at the end. It's not as powerful as the Symington Cockburn's was on opening, but at the end of the tasting, this actually showed more power. It is also far more elegant and suave, with a big aromatic hit of eucalyptus that makes it invigorating too. Then it is typically Graham's—meaning sweet and delicious. This is nuanced and very fine, an LBV with a bit of a distinction and a lot of everything. It should hold throughout the decade, probably more, but that's not really the point here. -91/100 Wine Advocate