Graham The Stone Terraces 2011

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Tasting Notes

Deep, saturated ruby. Singular nose offers blackberry, huckleberry, licorice, black olive and exotic flowers accented by a piquant note of blood orange. Hugely rich and superripe but with lovely lift and definition to its black fruit, mineral and licorice flavors. Seems thicker and even riper than the "regular" Graham but perhaps a bit less sweet in the early going. Finishes tactile and extremely long, with noteworthy elegance and a surprising light touch. Rich in personality right now, but will it be as complete as the classic Graham in 20 years?

Score: 96

Stephen Tanzer, Maturity: May 2014 01 May 2014

The inaugural The Stone Terraces comes from two 18th century schist stone terraces in Quinta dos Malvedos, one 1.6 hectares and the other 0.6 hectares, whose exposure and soil have made them stand out over the years. Finally, in 2011 they were picked together and fermented in one lagar that yielded just four pipes. It has startling clarity and minerality on the nose, one of those young Ports where the spirit is so pure that it is difficult to distinguish from an unfortified wine! The palate is silky smooth and slightly honeyed on the entry, leading to a very harmonious, svelte, sensual Vintage Port with copious pure blackberry, cassis and mineral notes that build wonderfully towards the finish. This is captivating, though you will have to fight for one of the 250 cases (individually numbered bottles.)

Score: 96 - 98

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 01 June 2013

Fantastic aromas of crushed berries and flowers with hints of minerals. Full body, lightly sweet with a powerful tannin and bright acid backbone. Goes on for minutes. Only 250 cases produced of this mechanically trodden wine from two small stone-terraced vineyards at Quinta dos Malvedos. Try after 2020.

Score: 97

James Suckling, Maturity: 2020+ 21 May 2013