Graham's The Stone Terraces Vintage Port
Graham's The Stone Terraces Vintage Port

Graham's The Stone Terraces Vintage Port 2015 Rated 97WA

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Wine Advocate Review
Rated 97
The 2015 The Stone Terraces Vintage Port is a field blend, heavy on the Touriga Nacional, although not so listed, from two vineyards with stone terraces at Graham's Quinta dos Malvedos. It comes in with 106 grams per liter of residual sugar. The last time this was seen, it was pretty brilliant. It's a good example of how ports can change steadily and flip flop. On my last tastes of each, I clearly preferred the 2016 by a long margin. In this tasting with the Symingtons, they were about equal, and this might've been better. Surprisingly dense - it has fleshed out - this doesn't surprise in its pure power or aromatics. It is, however, the least lifted of the 2015-2017 trilogy. As it sat in the bottle, it became more about muscle and density. It is a long way from ready, but it is round enough to be somewhat approachable. I'd really recommend that you hold this at least another decade, however, even if it will theoretically be approachable younger. It is too powerful and too tightly wound to take chances with. Drink 2028-2070.

Wine & Spirits Review
Rated 96
The arid conditions and early-season heat of 2015 favored north-facing sites, like one of the three parcels at Malvedos that make up the Stone Terraces. The other two parcels face east and west, spared from some of the heat of May and June. The summer was less intense, but no less dry, until substantial rains fell on September 15, resuscitating the vines and allowing for more complete ripeness when harvest resumed several days later. This second release of Stone Terraces combines the energy of its powerful tannins with the voluptuous richness Malvedos can give in the best years. It has the green esteva note of great young Porto - a scent close to Thai basil - and has a purity to the structure that makes it feel grand.

Wine Enthusiast Review
Rated 95
An elegant wine with beautifully integrated tannins, this is concentrated as well as fruity. Its structure and blackberry fruits are sweet and ripe. The perfumes of this wine leave a stylish, fragrant aftertaste. Drink from 2027.

Wine Spectator Review
Rated 96
Flattering, with a gorgeous and seductive, showy display of warm plum sauce, blueberry reduction and chocolate-covered acaí berry flavors rushing forth. Light milk chocolate and black licorice notes check in through the finish, which is juicy and open in feel. Best from 2028 through 2040.

Wine Tasting Notes
Graham's 'The Stone Terraces' 2015 Vintage Port has a deep purple color, so concentrated as to be opaque, with a delightful aroma of orange blossom and peach. Opulent, silky smooth, yet concentrated black fruit flavors seduce the palate. Schist tannins reveal a beautifully sculpted structure, the lovely acidity giving effortless balance. A sublime, inspirational wine.