#87 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013
During their long maturing period in oak casks, old Tawnies undergo subtle colour changes. The deep red hue which characterizes Port's purple infancy gradually gives way to a paler red. It then becomes amber - paler still - and eventually takes on a delicate brown, orange tinted colour. The pale amber Twenty Year Old is light and gloriously smooth. It has a full, nutty bouquet, the classic Graham's richness and a soft lingering aftertaste.
"A complex and full-bore tawny, with deep, intense flavors of orange cream, glazed apricot, baked peach and roasted pineapple that are balanced by concentrated chocolate and toffee notes. The bright finish is filled with spice and supported by fresh acidity."
"This is a hugely dry, burnt style, very concentrated. The licorice and bitter coffee flavors are dense, layered and well balanced with the acidity. A serious wine that demands attention."