Paying tribute to three generations of cellar masters, coopers and tasters that have accompanied its ageing for over seven decades, Graham’s 1950 Single Harvest Tawny Port will be released as the rarest wine in The Cellar Master’s Trilogy collection. Bottled under ‘The Master’ label.
As Europe began slowly rebuilding its ravaged economy from World War II, only limited quantities of the best parcels of wine of the 1950 harvest were set aside for long-term ageing. Over time, these casks were used for blending with other wines and very little has reached us. Charles Symington has now decided to release just half of the last cask. This remarkable wine is a celebration of the deep complexity and balance that only experience can craft.
The 1950 Single Harvest Tawny Port shows a deep auburn centre which reflects the wine’s amazing concentration, while the pale ochre rim signals its venerable age. A flourish of aromas reveals walnuts, soft caramel and honey notes, demerara, citrus preserves and cigar box scents. The voluptuous palate unravels layers of refined, rich citrus fruit and soft caramel, with a beam of freshness providing exquisite balance. Pleasant traces of tobacco leaf and mocha make for a lingering finale.