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Luxury Port: The best buys for Christmas

By LLM Reporters on 23rd November 2015

This Christmas why not treat your family and friends to the sensory delights of premium Port from Graham’s?

Harking from the renowned vineyards of the Douro Valley, Graham’s range of premium Port wines provide the perfect gift to grace the Christmas table or sit under the Christmas tree for someone special.

Founded in 1820, Graham’s still stands by the same time honoured skills, craftsmanship and dedication handed down through generations of Port makers. From our Six Grapes and Late Bottled Vintage Ruby Ports through to our aged tawnies and luxurious vintages, you’re sure to find something to suit everyone’s tastes and budget.

Under £20

Graham’s Six Grapes (75cl) RRP £15.00

Graham’s Six Grapes (75cl)
Graham’s Six Grapes (75cl)

You couldn’t get more Christmassy than this Six Grapes Port from Graham’s. Festive plums, with hints of cedar and tobacco make this an exceedingly festive tipple. Embodying the sensory experience of the season with its rich and spicy fruits this Port should be a failsafe fixture in the cupboards this December.

Equally if you’re less of a traditionalist enjoy with a cherry liqueur or a bar of fiery chilli chocolate to really bring out the intense fruit flavours.

Available from TheDrinkShop.com.

The Graham’s Late Bottled Vintage 2009 (75cl) RRP £15.00

The Graham’s Late Bottled Vintage 2009 (75cl)
The Graham’s Late Bottled Vintage 2009 (75cl)

The Graham’s Late Bottled Vintage (2009) is sleek and striking, making it the perfect addition to the cabinet of any discerning drinker.

The liquid itself is no less impressive; full and complex yet smooth and soft at the same time, the notes of liquorice and blackberry make this a welcome accompaniment to any cheese board.

Available from Tesco, Waitrose & Sainsbury’s.


Under £30

Graham’s 10 Year Old Tawny Port (75cl) RRP £20.00

Graham’s 10 Year Old Tawny Port (75cl)
Graham’s 10 Year Old Tawny Port (75cl)

This 10 Year Old Tawny is rich with nuts and figs. Its mature flavours match perfectly with sweet desserts, especially dark chocolate with ginger or orange notes. Alternately, for a gift that goes that little bit further, pair with a box of salted caramels.

Available from Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s & Ocado

Quinta dos Malvedos Vintage Port (75cl) RRP £30.00

Quinta dos Malvedos Vintage Port (75cl)
Quinta dos Malvedos Vintage Port (75cl)

The Vintage Malvedos is bold and polished in flavour. Whilst maintaining the black berry fruit flavours associated with festive Ports it adds depth with hints of mint and spice. Although it pairs wonderfully with chocolate it can just as easily be enjoyed on its own.

Available from Sainsbury’s.


Under £40

Graham’s 20 Year Old Tawny Port (75cl) RRP £35.95

Graham’s 20 Year Old Tawny Port (75cl)
Graham’s 20 Year Old Tawny Port (75cl)

Golden and nutty with rich, softly sweet fruit flavours the 20 year old Tawny is perfect for Christmas. Its mellowed aroma of fruitcake pairs it perfectly with a flaming Christmas pudding and will impress your festive guests.

Available from Waitrose, Ocado & Drinksdirect.co.uk.


Under £100

Graham’s 30 Year Old Tawny Port (75cl) RRP £55.00

Graham’s 30 Year Old Tawny Port (75cl)
Graham’s 30 Year Old Tawny Port (75cl)

This multi award winning 30 year old Tawny shows a beautiful light orange-tinted amber colour. Its flavours are mature and concentrated, allowing it to stand alone as a dessert in its own right. Bring out at the end of a rich meal as the perfect digestif.

Available from The Oxford Wine Co, & Drinksupermarket.com.

Graham’s 1983 Vintage (75 cl) RRP £57.00

Graham’s 1983 Vintage (75 cl)
Graham’s 1983 Vintage (75 cl)

A deep ruby red Port with subtle hints of cinnamon and nutmeg this is a classic Port for Christmas. Cutting through with aromas of violets and minty eucalyptus it rounds a meal with a long and intense fruity finish.

Available from Berry Bros. & Tanners Wine Merchants.


Under £200

Graham’s 1970 Vintage (75cl) RRP £140.00

Graham’s 1970 Vintage (75cl)
Graham’s 1970 Vintage (75cl)

A deep crimson Port with hints of sweet candied violets, this Port packs real flavour. In perfect balance after more than 35 years of ageing, they will continue to age gracefully for many years to come. Abundant with ripe fruit flavours and concentrated tannins, these 1970’s are considered amongst the all-time greatest produced in the Douro. The nose is rich with intense caramelised fruit and coffee and a timeless way to end a dinner.

Available from Vintage Port Gifts & Vintage Port Shop.


Under £300

Graham’s 1972 Single Harvest (75cl) RRP £215.00

Graham’s 1972 Single Harvest (75cl)
Graham’s 1972 Single Harvest (75cl)

The 1972 Single Harvest, launched this year, is an exceptional Port with a burnished golden colour and intense aroma of dried fruits and orange peel. There are only a limited number of individually numbered bottles available of this wine, so this gift is both sumptuous and historical.

Available from Bordeaux Index, & Berry Bros.