Grahams Port Late Bottled Vintage

VINTAGE: NV
WINERY:Graham's
COUNTRY: Portugal
REGION:Other portuguese
BODY: Medium Full
The 2009 Late Bottled Vintage Port was bottled in 2014 after five years in wood. It comes in at 112 grams per liter of residual sugar. This is far more settled now than when I first saw it, the sugar and flavor taking it over. It lacks the power of the Dow (the other Symington LBV here this issue), but it is more graceful and sexier. I had a minor preference for the Dow, but this is showing well now, silky in texture and ending with a burst of fruit and flavor. Note that this has a bar top cork and was filtered. It's intended to be drunk young, not aged, but it can hold a reasonable time without problem--perhaps even longer than indicated. - Robert Parker

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 Wine Spectator
 Stephen Tanzer
 Burghound
 Jancis Robinson
 Robert Parker
(Wine Advocate)
 James Halliday
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