W & J Graham's - Six Grapes Reserve Port
W & J Graham's Description
The Six Grapes symbol originated in the nineteenth century as the code that Graham’s used to identify the barrels containing the very best wines made at each harvest, symbols used to classify wines on a scale of one to six. These wines were chosen for their outstanding quality and usually bottled as Vintage Port. By the early 1900’s Graham’s started bottling and offering a wine carefully selected from these ‘lotes’ under the Six Grapes label. Over a Century later, Six Grapes continues to be Graham’s signature wine and a quality benchmark for the Port category.
In the Spring, following the harvest, the wines travel from the Quinta dos Malvedos winery to Graham’s 1890 Lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia where they will typically spend a few years in seasoned oak vats before being incorporated into the Six Grapes blend with our Master Blender seeking to preserve its youthful fruit character.
It closely resembles a young Graham's Vintage Port in style: dark red colour with fragrant blackberry and fresh aromas of cassis and liquorice. Full-bodied with a good structure and rich black fruit on the palate.
Storage & Serving:
Pairs perfectly with dark chocolate based desserts. Bottled ready to drink, serve slightly chilled in a reasonably sized Port glass or white wine glass. It will stay fresh for several weeks once opened. It will stay fresh for two to three weeks once opened.
Wine Enthusiast: 88 Points
A dry wine, firmly tannic, although also with acidity and black currant fruit. Spices and licorice add interest, while the tannins finish this attractive wine.
Wine Spectator: 87 Points
Lots of sweet dark plum and sweet cherry flavors dominate, with plenty of milk chocolate. Clean and balanced on the straightforward finish. Drink now. 30,000 cases made.