Medal Success for Graham’s Ports

Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos 2001 Gold Medal Winner IWC & Decanter 2012

Graham’s Ports have once again been recognised for their excellence in the top blind tasting competitions:  The International Wine Challenge (IWC), The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), and the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

Graham’s won a dazzling array of 22 Gold and Silver awards across the three competitions, including double Gold – from the IWC and Decanter – for the Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos Vintage Port 2001.  This superb Quinta Vintage Port is already available in the USA and will be released in other markets globally by the end of this year.  We agree with the IWC judges who described this Port as “joyful to drink”!

Dark jammy blackcurranty nose.  Palate is vivid, crisp and concentrated.  Starting to open up, energetic, youthful but already joyful to drink.

Other Decanter Gold Medal winners included Graham’s 10 and 20 Year Old Tawnies, the IWSC awarded Gold to Graham’s Crusted Port bottled in 2006, and the IWC awarded the Graham’s 1969 Single Harvest Tawny a Gold Award as well.  In addition we also were awarded 16 Silver medals.

In fact, between the three competitions our full range of Premium Port styles – including 10, 20, 30 and 40 Year Old Tawnies, 1969 Single Harvest Tawny, Six Grapes, Late Bottled Vintage 2007, Crusted 2006, Graham’s Vintage 2000, Quinta dos Malvedos Vintage 2001 and Quinta dos Malvedos Vintage 2004 – all won medals, and in most cases two or three medals.  No other Port producer has such an extraordinary record of recognition – either across their entire range, or over the years – as Graham’s and Symington Family Estates.

Paul Symington is understandably pleased, calling this year’s array of awards great recognition of “the excellent work of all our production people from the Douro to Vila Nova de Gaia.”

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