We’ve covered Graham’s 10 year old tawny Port a couple of times, but this is our first formal go-round with the 20 year old. This expression is a quite sweet raisin bomb up front, with a few cranberry and cherry notes mixed in for good measure. A hint of black tea and a touch of sandalwood is evident, alongside the expected notes of oxidized wine. It’s a great start, but the finish is incredibly sharp with sour cherry notes, which linger on the palate for what seems like an eternity. The fruit gets a bit cloying after a time, ultimately driving my preferences to the fresher, more approachable 10 year old.
B+ / $40 / grahams-port.com