During their long maturing period in oak casks, Old Tawnies undergo subtle colour changes. The deep red hue which characterises Port's purple infancy gradually gives way to a paler red. It then becomes amber - paler still - and eventually takes on a delicate brown, orange tinted colour.
The pale amber Twenty Year Old is lighter and gloriously smooth. It has a full, nutty bouquet, the classic Graham's richness and a soft lingering aftertaste.
| Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points (May 2012)
Crushed walnuts, marzipan, orange zest and prunes ae just th start of the aromas to be teased from this unctuous and lush port. Surprisingly light and citrusy, a bit like reduced orange juice spiked with cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Delightfully dry and r
Wine Spectator 93 points (Oct 15 2013)
A complex and full-bore tawny, with deep, intense flavors of orange cream, glazed apricot, baked peach and roasted pineapple that are balanced by concentrated chocolate and toffee notes. The bright finish is filled with spice and supported by fresh acidity. Drink now. 25,000 cases made. –KM
Rated #87 in Wine Spectator’s 2013 Top 100