A complex and sophisticated wine from a historic year for Portugal. On the 25th of April 1974, a military-led coup overthrew the dictatorship which had governed Portugal for half a century. In its immediate aftermath it unleashed social and political tensions, in the prevailing turbulent climate the family elected not to bottle Vintage Port. Nonetheless, many of the year’s wines were so exquisite that they were selected for maturing in cask. For Peter Symington, this was just his fifth vintage in the Douro, but as he gradually took on the position of head winemaker, taster and blender, it became his responsibility to nurture the development of this wine during its prolonged ageing in cask, before passing that responsibility to his son Charles. Port producers faced that year’s harvest with some trepidation due to the volatile political, social and economic climate in Portugal. Their fears were, however, largely unfounded as Michael Symington testified in his harvest notes, dated October 1974, ‘here all has been very peaceful’. He also reported one of the finest vintages in recent years — ‘the overall 1974 Port wine vintage must prove to be one of the best for many years.’

Grape Variety






Wine Style

Sweet - luscious, decadent, medium to full-bodied


The palate is silky and sensual, with a zest of soft, tingling tannins which continue to underpin the structure and the wine’s vitality. The long finish provides reminiscences of peppery spice, tea leaf and thyme.



Food Pairing

Graham’s 1974 Single Harvest pairs perfectly with creamy or nutty desserts or savoured on its own as a dessert in its own right. Serve chilled and consume within 6-8 weeks of opening.

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Grahams 1974 Single Harvest Tawny Port

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