Churchill Vintage Port 2014
Founded in 1981 by Johnny Graham, Churchill Graham was the first independent port shipper to arrive on the scene in more than fifty years. The overall style of Churchill’s wines are rich, concentrated and with plenty of backbone and flesh. Terroir and grape quality are paramount in Johnny’s philosophy and, since the acquisition of Quinta da Gricha (in 1999) and Quinta do Rio (in 2000), Churchill’s vintage ports have been sourced from their own Grade A vineyards. The remainder of their grapes come from growers with other Grade A properties at Agua Alta, Manuela and Fajo. The entire Churchill’s production is now vinified at Quinta da Gricha and the finished wines are matured and blended at their Lodge at Vila Nova da Gaia. Here cool maturation takes place in a mixture of wooden vats and casks and it is this that gives Churchill’s ports great balance and a great purity of fruit, along with excellent deep colours and soft, integrated tannins.
This is a special Vintage Port from Churchill Graham, celebrating their 35th anniversary. The label is extremely contemporary and depicts Johnny Graham’s signature.
“The sheer quality of our wine has persuaded us to stick our necks out and “Declare” a Churchill’s 2014 Vintage Port.
From a tasting point of view, the Churchill’s 2014 has a freshness of fruit with a solid tannic structure. In style, it is more of an “old-school” Vintage; it has, what we used to call in the Trade, a “steel girder” or backbone which will ensure the excellent longevity required for maturing a classic Vintage Port.
Tasting Note: “A very deep black violet colour to the rim. On the nose, intense aromas of fresh blackberries along with notes of resin and hints green tea. Powerful and compact on the palate, combining a great tannic structure with excellent natural acidity and layers of berry and floral flavours. Full of intensity, ends in a very long and persistent finish.”
Oporto, June 2016
Individual Wooden Case of 1 x Magnum = £94.34 incl VAT
Individual Wooden Case of 1 x Half Bottle = £28.80 incl VAT
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