Port Wine
1997 Single Harvest Tawny Port 1997, 75cl

approx. £101.73



 Serve at 12º-14º


O Produtor, tasting note published in August 10th 2023

Deep brown-orange center. With an intense copper-toned halo. Aromas of quince jam with hints of vanilla and subtle caramel, as well as notes of honey and raisins. The aging in wood is reflected in delicate almond and marzipan notes. In the background, a slightly noticeable appealing smoky element.
Intense red fruit flavors, complemented by cask aging but full of freshness and vitality, combined with an underlying citrus acidity, give the wine balance and elegance.
A long and pleasant finish, with a subtle combination of nuts, tea, and tobacco.

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This wine represents the beginning of a journey, from apprentice to cellar master. It celebrates deep knowledge of the vineyard and the mastery of tasting, essential requirements for crafting the exceptional wood-aged Ports of Graham’s.

At the harvest of 1997, Graham’s current Director of Winemaking, Charles Symington, was an apprentice to his father, Peter. Although extraordinary wines were produced that year, bottled as Vintage Port, Peter selected some of the best for extended wood aging. More than 25 years later, Charles selected the remaining casks for a limited edition.

The vegetative period of 1997 was unusual. An incredibly cold winter brought snow to the Douro Valley, followed by unseasonably warm and dry weather in February and March. The high temperatures preceding the harvest allowed for an excellent final ripening period, resulting in a year of low yields but incredible concentration and balance.

Graham’s 1997 Single Harvest is a fabulous accompaniment to creamy or nutty desserts, such as crème brûlée or almond tart. It is also delightful when enjoyed on its own after a meal. Serving the wine chilled is recommended. After opening, enjoy for 6 to 8 weeks.

Wine Reviews:
97/ 100 – James Suckling – Top 100 Portuguese Wines 2023

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 107174

Symington Family Estates

There is a natural affinity between wine and family. Long-term vision and commitment through many generations are essential for the success of a family wine company. A newly planted vineyard takes time to produce great wines and often requires a lifetime’s work to yield best results. The Symington family, with Scottish, English and Portuguese ancestry has been present in the Douro for five generations — since 1882 — and through the current generation’s great grandmother, the family’s links to the wines of the Douro span 14 generations, to the mid-17th century and to the very beginnings of the history of Port.


Symington Family Estates Vinhos, Lda.

Travessa Barão de Forrester, 86, 4400-034 Vila Nova de Gaia. Portugal