The Symington family are of Scottish, English and Portuguese ancestry and for five generations have been in the Douro Valley, and through a maternal line, have links to the wines and vines of the area for fourteen generations.
Over these generations, they have built up over 2000 hectares of land over 27 different estates and it wouldn't be unreasonable to say, have been instrumental in saving the wines of this area from extinction, alongside other small and large producers.
The company is entirely family owned and managed, with Paul, Johnny, Rupert, Dominic and Charles Symington all involved in the day to day running of an impressive quartet of port houses - Graham's, Cockburn's, Dow's and Warres. They also own Quinta do Vesuvio, one of the greatest estates in the Douro and Paul's daughter Charlotte and Rupert's sister Clare work in the UK for the company.
Youthful, with Parker scoring it 93/100, this port will easily last another twenty to fifty years! If you have a port enthusiast in your family, this is a must for...
100pts from Wine Spectator - A classic bottle of port that is big, dark, balanced and with some earthy, spicy fruit. Contains Sulphites
"Graham is a shining example of an established Port house pushing the boat out to make even better wines through better viticulture and wine-making methodology. This is the greatest young...
"Fantastic fragrance of freshly crushed grape exhibiting great purity and seasoned by scents of menthol and esteva. Dark fruit flavors prevail, bright, rich and concentrated. Although a powerful Port, its...
Twenty year old Tawny port in a likkle teeny tiny bottle. Perfect for hiding in your handbag when you fancy a quick shot!
A fabulous vintage port, made up with 40% Touriga Nacional and a bundle of other grapes from the Douro. Remember, vintage port wines will outlive you, so don't be in...
92 points from Robert Parker, this is a dark, powerful intense wine - a little out of house character, but a brilliant port nevertheless. Contains Sulphites
I first tried this wine back in 2003 and loved it. I tried it again last year, 13 years on and still loved it. It is one of the greats...
A lovely sweet and sour aroma, cassis, juniper and honey with some tart raspberry. A very drinkable port, velvety tannin, great balance and then a spicy finish with almost the...