This tawny Port from Graham's is matured in seasoned oak vats for an average of three years, allowing the wine to come into contact with the oxygen that freely permeates the wood of the barrels. The rich nutty characters of great tawny Port are here, along with a fruity, spicy character.
Superb wine selected from the finest grapes of what was a spectacular year. Whereas Vintage Port spends two years in casks before bottle maturing, LBV is matured in seasoned oak before being bottled at between four and six years of age - hence the term 'late bottled'. Ready for drinking upon release, but can age for ten years.
Specially selected casks were used to create this distinctive Fino, and the wine has a distinct lemony freshness, with a delicate apple character, and toasty notes of almonds and bread. Splendid quality and a must try for fans of the fine dry Sherries of Jerez.
Superb entry-level Amontillado, with extensive ageing helpong develop the moreish nutty characteristics found in the best dry Sherries. Loads of citrus flavour and a delicious salinity show that this is a classic dry Sherry, ideal on its own or as an aperitif with a mature cheese and cured meats.
Classic dry Fino, with a enticing citrus and floral character sitting nicely alongside the sourdough flvaours typically found in good fino. A very nice introduction to the genuine dry Sherries of southern Spain.
This delicious, nutty Sherry gets a full 12 years barrel maturation before bottling. Made from Amontillado, it is exposed to oxygen while it ages, which helps it develop those natural toasted almond and yeast flavours that typify the dry Sherries of Jerez.
Quinta do Noval were the first to produce a Late Bottled Vintage Port, in 1958. The 2009 comes from an excellent year and several years in barrel has added a line of spice and savoury herbs to the very expressive fruit notes. Perfect for drinking now, there's enough here to prove that this wine can be aged for a few more years.