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Wines of the Week • 2 November 2020

Graham’s Fine White Port

Bright gentle gold. Aromatics of yellow peach, melon, light raisins, honey and a whiff of spirit (if you get your nose too close to the glass). Medium sweet with a creamy/glycerol texture. Savour cool or cold depending on your preference (the wine – inevitably – becomes less tasty when too cold). Graham’s White Port is produced from classic Douro white varieties including Codega, Malvasia Fina, Rabigato and Viosinho. Delicious as an aperitif, with a bowl of nuts, Chicken Satay, Yakitori including chicken and innards, Sichuan Salivating Chicken, Goan and Sri Lankan Fish Curry, and Chilli and Pepper Crab. Outstanding also with chicken, duck and goose liver.

Graham’s Fine Ruby

Deep coloured. Blackcurrant, cherries and mint. Medium sweet with a bounce of freshness to balance the yummy fruitiness. Savour cool to very cool (just before it becomes cold). Graham’s Fine Ruby is bottled after some two years ageing in seasoned oak vats. Delicious as an aperitif, with a bowl of nuts, Beef and Mutton Satay, Muslim Chinese Lamb Skewers (best are in Xinjiang, Ningxia and Xi’an), Sichuan “Water Cooked” Beef, Thai Green, Yellow & Red Curries, Korean Beef Bulgogi, Indian Masala dishes and Chicken, Lamb and Mutton Briyani.

Graham’s 10 Year Old Tawny 

Ruby with a hint of onion skin and copper. Scented. Light figs, raisins, cinnamon and slightly nutty. Medium sweetness with a pinch of crisp tannins on the finish. Savour cool to very cool (just before it becomes cold). Graham’s 10 Year Old Tawny is sourced from wines of four top Douro quintas belonging to Symington Family Estates. The blend is then aged in Graham’s spectacular 1890 Lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia. Delicious as an aperitif, the pairing possibilities are identical to those for Fine Ruby. Some wine lovers prefer an overtly fruity Port to a more mature proposition in the form of a Tawny. The choice is yours to make. In fact, the same wine lover – including this one – often likes both, depending on her or his mood. Great with a bowl of nuts, Beef and Mutton Satay, Muslim Chinese Lamb Skewers (best are in Xinjiang, Ningxia and Xi’an), Sichuan “Water Cooked” Beef, Thai Green, Yellow & Red Curries, Korean Beef Bulgogi, Indian Masala dishes and Chicken, Lamb and Mutton Briyani.

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