Port Graham's, "Ne Oublie", 1882, leather gift box
Reviews of purchase Graham's, "Ne Oublie", 1882, leather gift box
Port dark brown.
Rich, exceptional, very complex, dense and fascinating taste of the ports open notes of dried fruit (dried figs), roasted almonds, caramel, honey, dark fruit, molasses, soft tannins and fresh acidity.
Amazing intense flavor Porto saturated tones of bitter orange peel and caramelized clementine, apricot and dried fruits.
Porto is magnificent in its pure form as a digestif, coupled with expensive cigars, exquisite desserts and fruits.
"Ne Oublie" - a unique port, Symington family released in quantities of 656 bottles and goes back to the arrival of their great-grandfather Andrew James Symington in Portugal in 1882. Today, after 130 years, bottling took place one of the three surviving from the time the barrels. The fate of the other two barrels define the next generation of the family, tentatively, their bottling take place in 2025. "Ne Oublie" - the motto of the family Graham, a company which Andrew Symington began his life's work. The issue of port "Not Ubli" Symington family pays tribute to all their ancestors in Portugal.
"Not Ubli" bottled in individually numbered crystal decanters handmade, made a leading manufacturer of crystal in Portugal - the "Atlantis". Decanter decorated with three bands of sterling silver with the imprint of the Edinburgh Assay Office, made by Scottish company Hayward & Stott. Porto is presented in a gift box handmade from the finest leather British brand Smythson of Bond Street, one of the world's oldest manufacturers of leather products. Thus, "Ne Oublie" is the work of the best masters of the three countries, of which "there was a" family Symington: Scotland, England and Portugal.
The company W & J Graham & Co. was founded in the Portuguese city of Porto in 1820 by two brothers, William and John Graham. Graham family already had extensive business interests not only in his native Scotland, but also in India. The brothers founded the company W & J Graham & Co to produce the best port, to achieve which they were used a lot of energy and resources. During the XIX century the company Grem's grew, reaching excellent reputation the best producer of vintage port. In 1890 Grem's becoming one of the first companies that invested in the vineyards of the Douro. They were purchased farm Quinta dos Malvedos (Quinta shower Malvedush). Using extensive knowledge of the Douro Valley, accumulated over the previous 70 years, Graham chose an ideal place for planting a vineyard. It is of excellent southern exposure, rich soil, good drainage and beautifully located mountain range, where it was built by one of the best houses in the Douro. Since then, the economy Malvedush recognized as one of the best in the Douro valley, and the quality of wines from the vineyard confirms Graham's reputation as a leading producer of excellent port.
Another confirmation of the successful growth of the company was the construction in 1890, the magnificent wine cellar for aging and storage of wines in the best conditions. This building is impressive in its scope, in its solid granite walls still kept the boxes of port 3500 as well as in the large cellar. The building of Vila Nova de Gaia, located near the Atlantic Ocean, offers a beautiful view of the ancient city of Porto. Discreet maritime climate is ideal for slow shutter port.
Meanwhile, Grem's continued to develop close ties with the owners of numerous farms that supplied the company since its inception. These relationships are built on trust and respect, ensure consistent quality by which Grem's won a high reputation. A number of wonderful vintages produced by Grem's - this milestone in the history of port: 1908, 1912, 1924 and 1927, followed by a grand 1945 and the legendary 1948 vintage. They all confirm the fact that Graham's - one of the best names in the world of port.
In 2005, the famous British wine critic Jancis Robinson wrote: "I am still mentally enjoy what was probably the best wine that I was lucky enough to try a vacation - a bottle of Graham's Vintage Port 1948". This was the legacy of excellence that transferred from one family other when in 1970 the family sold the company to Graham Symington who brought the their own knowledge and experience in the sale of wines. Peter Symington, the current owner of the company, six times honored with the title "Winemaker of the Year" from the "Wine Challenge". No one is no longer able to win the award twice. In 2003, his son Charles received a similar title!