Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny 1963

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Tasting Notes

Shown to contrast with the 1963 vintage. Aged for over half a century in seasoned oak casks with an average age of 75 years that have been maintained by Graham’s own team of eight coopers. Just being launched now. See picture of the relative colours of the vintage and single harvest tawny 1963s. Charles admits it’s difficult to say which he prefers (vintage or tawny); I think I prefer the old tawny. Firm finish, very fresh and lively. Some light astringency on the end. Less sweet and smooth than the vintage wine but very powerful. Very long indeed. Very sweet start and then a dry, fresh finish. Lots of freshness.

Score: 19+

Jancis Robinson MW, 08 November 2018

This is glorious. Superb depth and finesse with balance and density that are so fitting for the greatness of the legendary 1963 vintage. Full-bodied, very sweet yet focused and showing just a hint of tannins. Very long and sweet on the finish. Love the complexity and subtlety of caramel, butterscotch and hints of dried fruits. Fantastic. Drink now.

Score: 98

James Suckling, Maturity: 2018+ 25 September 2018

The 1963 Single Harvest Tawny Port, not yet bottled when seen and set for release in 2019, is a field blend that comes in with 127 grams of residual sugar. A very different wine stylistically than the overachieving 1994, this isn't as rich in a way, but it has a few cards up its sleeve. It adds more of that wonderful complexity that great old Tawnies acquire—molasses, dark chocolate, seared caramel. It's rather fresh for the age too. It has plenty of power and fine acidity supporting the fruit as well. This is pretty beautiful. It will last indefinitely, barring cork failure. The price was not set yet.

Score: 96

Mark Squires, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2018-2060 19 July 2018