Graham's Toast Her Majesty's 90th birthday with limited edition Port

To celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday, Graham's Port and Berry Bros. & Rudd are launching a limited edition of 500 bottles of Graham's 90. This magnificent Port is made from a selection of unique wines that have been ageing in seasoned oak casks for several decades in the Graham’s Lodge in Portugal.

Graham's 90 Port is drawn from three extraordinary harvests; 1935, 1924 and 1912. Each of these historic vintages are amongst the finest in the long history of Port. The 1935 was made in the Jubilee Year of King George V, the 1924 was one of the best inter-war 'Declared' vintages, and the 1912 was the last very good year prior to the outbreak of The Great War.

The Symington family, owners of Graham's, have made a meticulous selection from the few remaining barrels of each wine in order to arrive at a superlative ‘90’ Port that is worthy of celebrating Her Majesty’s extraordinary lifetime of service to the nation.

Berry Bros. & Rudd, Port Buyer, Simon Field MW says “The prospect of working with Charles Symington is always one that we relish and when we approached Charles, Paul and Johnny for ideas for something rather special to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday we were confident that they would unearth something exceptional. They have.

“The fruits of very old casks from three venerable vintages, of which two are significantly over 90 years of age, this outstanding blend impresses immediately with its deep colour and richly generous aromas. The palate is even more intriguing, teasing initially with a beguiling cocktail of high spirits and spritely wisdom. It’s only with a little time in glass that the true greatness becomes evident….patience is rewarded. There is no substitute for experience, and our experience should be accompanied by humility and gratitude.”

Johnny Symington of Symington Family Estates, owner of Graham’s, comment, “Port has long been used to toast Royal and historic occasions by every conceivable British institution for centuries, hence this seemed an entirely appropriate collaboration. We knew we would have to create something very special to pay a fitting tribute to the Queen’s 90 years of service to the nation and we believe that we have with the Graham’s 90, which we have only been allowed to launch by special permission of the Port Wine Institute.”

This beautifully presented, exceptionally fine and rare Port will be available in the United Kingdom exclusively through Berry Bros. & Rudd as from 30th March 2016, and will be priced at £700.00 per bottle. A charitable contribution will be made by Graham’s for each bottle of Graham’s 90 sold. The money thereby raised will go to The Patron’s Fund, which supports a collection of UK and Commonwealth charities of which Her Majesty the Queen is the patron. A minimum contribution of £10,000.00 is guaranteed.