Raisin and honey aromas, with a wisp of umami leather too. Raisin, honey, leather and wood spreading out on the palate. Moderate finish with a touch of lemony fig at the very end. Good with savory foods from beef stew to the classic port pairing of blue cheese (Stilton) and walnuts. Recommended. BSE

WHO: W. J. Graham’s
WHAT: Port
WHERE: Porto, Portugal
WHEN: NV, bottled 2011
HOW MUCH: $54 (media sample)


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