This is the real stuff to look for here down under, never been disappointed by these relatively old vintage port(I know we kind of shouldn't call them port, but that's what's on the label)
1971 is an extremely well reviewed year too
I hope to find few more bottles of this magic potion so that I can share it with friends.. yeah😔, I had to drink this one in my own — 5 days ago
Have been enjoying this over the last few months and finally reached the bottom tonight on a lovely evening out back. It was delicious. Lots of other reviews here with descriptions which I echo. Grab some if you can. — 5 days ago
Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.
Nose has over-ripe plum, blackberry jam, baking spice, whole vanilla bean and noticeable alcohol (even after ~1 hour decant).
Palate has blackberry-plum jam, raspberry, cedar (light) and ripe black cherry. Finish is quite long, somewhat expected though, with light tannins.
We've been cellaring the SW LBV bottles for many vintages, always proving to be a great value and accessible decades ahead of their true vintage counterparts. Serious amounts of sediment in the bottle, more than I recall on earlier LBV bottles. I expect the high alcohol aromas will dissipate within 24 hours. — 18 days ago
Founded in 1820, Graham’s produced some great Ports of the 20th century. In 1970 the company changed ownership from the founding family to the Symingtons. Reddish amber color with aromas of ripe red fruits with a classic Tawny nuttiness. On the palate sweet cherry and raspberry flavors with some cacao, vanilla and oak notes. Lingering finish, fresh and vibrant. It has a t-cap closure, means no corkscrew to open & will stay fresh for 2 to 4 months if stored in a cool, dark place. Nice! — 11 days ago
[WSET D5 notes] Deep purple, medium intensity, plum, blueberry, dark floral, "Douro bake”, gamey, savory, menthol, spice, sweet, VA, fortified high alcohol, medium+ acidity, medium+ fine-grained tannins, medium+ body. Medium flavor intensity esp more spicy notes, and savory minty earthy notes. Palate shows the youth of the wine, alcohol is unbalanced. Medium+ finish. Improve with further aging bc with so much solid dominant primary fruit it will turn into more tertiary fruit with bottle age, with the structure to support aging - tannins, acidity, and sugar will allow it to evolve and integrate. — 18 days ago
In 1970 company changed ownership from founding family to the Symingtons, who have been Port producers since 1882 & through their Anglo-Portuguese great-grandmother, they trace Port heritage to 1652. Deep Amber color with delicate sweet nutty aromas. The palate showing notes of smoke, caramel, raisins & sweet figs. Long finish some honey, baked plum & hazelnut character. Very nice! 20-year is the sweet spot for affordability & style. Tasting Sample! — 11 days ago
Toffee and maple aromas stand out in this Colheita. Flavours of biscuit and toasted pecan emerge thereafter. The finish is vaguely like vanilla. — 11 days ago