Graham's 2015 "The Stone Terraces" Vintage Porto, Portugal
The weather in 2015 was challenging for the Symington Family, owners of Graham's. Some vineyards achieved uneven ripeness, while some had conditions as good as in the greatest years. The Stone Terraces, Graham's tiny-production reserve wine made in only the top vintages, was one of the lucky ones, yet only 4800 bottles (400 12 pack cases) are available for the world, and I'm told only 20 3-packs are allocated for a state of 35 million people. Any bottles we get will be lucky for our customers. In a cask sample preview, I was stunned by this dense and very powerful wine. The fruit is glorious.