Graham’s 2015 LBV has a deep red-black color. The wine brims with bright aromas of blackberries and licorice, with background notes of rock rose and mint that are typical of the Touriga Franca, a variety that excelled in 2015. On the palate the wine is full and compact with a plummy, succulent texture that is balanced by the lively freshness and spice element provided by the Sousão.
The 2015 Late Bottled Vintage Port is a field blend bottled in 2021 with a bar-top cork and 110 grams per liter of residual sugar. This has all of those Graham's trademarks, including a bit of extra sugar at the end. It's not as powerful as the Symington Cockburn's was on opening, but at the end of the tasting, this actually showed more power. It is also far more elegant and suave, with a big aromatic hit of eucalyptus that makes it invigorating too. Then it is typically Graham's—meaning sweet and delicious. This is nuanced and very fine, an LBV with a bit of a distinction and a lot of everything. It should hold throughout the decade, probably more, but that's not really the point here.