1972 Graham's Single Harvest Tawny Port
This is a bright and rich Port with caramel and dried-fruit aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, sweet and so balanced. Light tannins. So fresh and vivid. Lovely Port with intensity and great length. Drink now.
The 1972 Single Harvest Tawny Port was bottled in 2015 and comes in with 125 grams per liter of residual sugar. It's a beauty. It starts slow and builds to a nice crescendo, with the acidity emerging to cut the fruit. This elegant wine has a sweet finish to go with its vibrancy and energy. It's a pretty picture overall with caramel, molasses and hints of chocolate on the end, some typical Tawny flavors. Note: This comes with a bar-top cork. Assuming a good cork, it will last indefinitely. Drink 2015 - 2050.
Mark Squires - Wine Advocate (Oct 2015)
An elegant aged tawny, with plenty of creamy, luscious flavors of butterscotch, crème brûlée, glazed apricot and sandalwood. Offers a silky mouthfeel, with a long, well-spiced finish backed by firm acidity. Drink now.
Kim Marcus - Wine Spectator
Peter Symington selected a few barrels of 1972 ports for ageing in seasoned oak casks shortly after the harvest. Having accompanied the maturation of this port in the Gaia lodge, he eventually passed the responsibility on to his son when he retired in 2009. Charles Symington, now head winemaker and taster, selected nine casks for bottling.
Darker than the 1982. Really round, rich and massive. Super-charger. This is a power house! Kerpow! Maybe one of the best 1972s made anywhere in the wine world. Very difficult to spit this, it’s so clean and fresh.
Jancis Robinson MW