The 1972 Graham's Single Harvest Tawny Port is a beautiful golden color, with an intense ripe aroma of dried fruits and orange peel combined with cherry fruit and toasted aromas from more than 40 years of wood aging, creating tremendous complexity in this many layered wine. The flavor fills the whole palate with huge volume and power developing into an exceptionally long, fresh, and honey-sweet finish. This is a fabulous accompaniment to dark chocolate and can also be enjoyed as a dessert in its own right. It is recommended that the wine be served lightly chilled to enjoy it at its best.
94 Points - Wine Spectator
"An elegant aged tawny, with plenty of creamy, luscious flavors of butterscotch, crème brûlée, glazed apricot and sandalwood. Offers a silky mouthfeel, with a long, well-spiced finish backed by firm acidity. Drink now. 535 cases made." -KM, 6/15/16
93 Points - Wine Advocate
"The 1972 Single Harvest Tawny Port was bottled in 2015 and comes in with 125 grams per liter of residual sugar. It's a beauty. It starts slow and builds to a nice crescendo, with the acidity emerging to cut the fruit. This elegant wine has a sweet finish to go with its vibrancy and energy. It's a pretty picture overall with caramel, molasses and hints of chocolate on the end, some typical Tawny flavors. Note: This comes with a bar-top cork. Assuming a good cork, it will last indefinitely." -MS, 10/29/15
92 Points - Vinous
"The 1972 Single Harvest Tawny Port from Graham's comprises a selection of pipes made by Peter Symington and matured in the lodge at Vila Nova de Gaia. This bottling is limited to nine casks chosen from the remaining 23. It has quite a precise bouquet, featuring hints of tobacco, pressed flowers, camphor and roasted walnut. The palate is very elegant but shows much more weight and density than the 1982. Tangy marmalade, walnut, mandarin, white pepper and fennel all vie for attention. It is not enormously persistent and yet in many ways, it does not need to hang around to make a positive impression. Tasted at the Symington Tawny Port tasting at the Tower of London." -MN, Dec/2018