Porto Graham's "Stone Terraces" 2015new
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The Symington family is pleased to announce a limited release of 400 cases of Vintage Port from its Stone Terraces vineyards, which occupy just 2.9 hectares of its iconic Quinta dos Malvedos, of which the total area under vine is 90 hectares. Acquired in 1890, this property is acknowledged to be in one of the Upper Douro Valleys most favourable sites. It has been the source of some of the greatest Vintage Ports ever made. The Stone Terraces vineyard at Quinta dos Malvedos produced an extraordinary wine in 2015. The grapes were picked by hand over the weekend of the 12th/13th of September, a couple of days before substantial rain fell across the Douro Valley, and were subsequently fermented in lagares at the estates own small winery. Yields were incredibly low at just 0.82 kg per vine and several hours of treading over the following days delivered a magnificent wine with sublime floral aromas of violets. This is a single vineyard port from the farm of Quinta do Malvedos. Smells like ink with a dark and earth aroma. Spicy. Dried flowers. Full and rich with a slightly drier edge to this. Nice finish with dusty tannins. A beauty already with only 400 cases made. This really grows on you. Long finish. Drink from 2023 onward. *James Suckling* Sublime floral essence; bouquet of roses and violets gorgeous. Discreet hint of toffee. Exudes finesse. Superb opulence on the palate, whilst not overbearing. Reveals a palate of riches with mineral freshness and some peppery spice. Supremely refined, elegant and balanced.