Six Grapes has won a remarkable 7 gold medals and 2 trophies at the most prestigious international tasting competitions over the last two decades. This is Graham's Reserve Port and is one of the house's signature wines with remarkable quality, finesse and elegance.
Six Grapes is one of Graham’s original Port marques. It is a big-hearted wine, sourced from the same vineyards (essentially Quinta dos Malvedos and Quinta das Lages) that contribute to Graham’s famed Vintage Ports in ‘declared’ years. As such, it closely resembles Graham’s Vintage Port style: full-bodied, with rich opulent black fruit on the palate and fragrant brambly aromas. We think of it as the ‘everyday Port for the Vintage Port drinker.’ Six Grapes is bottled relatively young (between 3 and 4 years) in order to retain the freshness and vigour comparable to a young Vintage Port. The distinctive depiction of grape bunches on the bottle is taken from the identification symbols long used in the Graham’s lodge to identify the wines destined to make up the Six Grapes blend. Six Grapes has won a remarkable 3 gold medals at the International Wine Challenge, most recently, in the 2006 edition of this, the world’s biggest and most prestigious wine competition.
International Wine CellarVery saturated dark red. Youthful port aromas of cassis, licorice, chocolate, herbs and damp earth. Very intense, sweet flavors of chocolate and dark berries. Robust yet smooth and not obviously alcoholic. Superb fruit is given clarity by firm acids. Real wine-class port, with terrific structure, freshness and delineation of flavor.
Wine & SpiritsSix Grapes is a non-vintage Port that follows the Grahamrsquo;s Vintage style very closely. It is produced from the vineyards of the Quinta dos Malvedos and Quinta das Lajes. Six Grapes is made from a blend of years, aged in cask for 4ndash;6 years before bottling to soften the wine for consumption. The curious depiction on the bottle of six bunches of grapes is a long standing marking used in the cellar to designate barrels of finest quality. Perfect balance, wonderfully long persistance. Superb quality and value.
Wine & SpiritsRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
Wine NewsRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine News