Striking mahogany, with hints of amber at its rim, the wine has an extraordinary aromatic intensity, redolent of old libraries, autumnal bonfires and distant poetry. The palate is profound and majestic, astonishingly intense and powerful, regal in its complexity, a timeless elixir. Notes of molasses, dried apricot, figs and clove, dance across the palate, elegant and symphonic in their structure, dignified and profound. Orange zest freshness and finely-wrought tannins underwrite structural harmony with the long finish indulging a gentle nostalgia and a real sense of worth.
(Simon Field MW, Berrys’ Port Buyer)
Presented in a custom-made gift box.
Graham’s Colheita Port Vintage 1952 is a 60 year old single-vintage Tawny Port (the official name for vintage dated Tawnies is Colheita), released to commerate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It’s fabulous and expensive, but good value when you compare it to other fine wines with this much complexity and interest.The palate is rounded, intense and lively with warm, complex, almost impossibly intense flavours of raisin, spice, herbs and citrus fruits. Power and precision.
(96/100 points - Jamie Goode - wineanorak.com- April 2012)
Graham’s 1952 Diamond Jubilee Colheita Port is something really special: a parcel of extremely good tawny port from a single year that Graham’s decided to bottle for the Diamond Jubilee. It’s glorious: as rich as Christmas pudding, tinged with the scent of ground coffee and a sense of majesty.
“1952 wasn’t a declared year," explains Johnny Symington as I sip, “but we were very fortunate to have six pipes of this in our cellar. It’s been aged in oak casks for 60 years, so it’s almost indestructible; it will keep for a long time once the bottle’s opened.
(Victoria Moore - Daily Telegraph - 21 May 2012)
Graham's 1952 Single Harvest Tawny Port , bottled for the Diamond Jubilee, makes a perfect sixtieth-birthday present. If you don't know anyone celebrating six decades, keep it in mind for Christmas because it really is very special intense, complex, nutty and sweet but, because it' s a tawny port, not heavy to taste . Serve lightly chilled with a mature, but not too strong, hardc heese.
(House and Garden - November 2012)