This post offers a great opportunity to include my notes on the and older vintages back to shown at a vertical tasting in London last September. Like their peers, I think they show better quality purity of spirit but, most importantly, the acquisition of two estates in , brought greater control over fruit quality. Following on from , we once again saw extremely low yields in the Douro. These conditions contributed to an intense concentration of fruit and tannins.
Despite its thoroughly traditional-sounding name Churchill is the newest of the British-owned Port companies, founded in by Johnny Graham above. It was during this time that he met a grower family who were to prove significant: Borges de Sousa. These were to form the basis of the Churchill Ports for 20 years. However, by Borges de Sousa had died and his grandchildren had started to get involved in making wine Quinta do Fojo is an example , so there was a conflict of interest in sourcing the best grapes. It is not easy to break in and buy your own vineyards, but we had a short list.
Churchill's Port is a port wine company based in Porto , founded in by John Graham, who named the company after his wife, Caroline Churchill. The company targets the British market with small quantities of distinctive wines including vintage-dated ports , late bottled vintage port LBV , finest reserve and the wines known as "Churchill's Estates" which developed to include and year-old tawny ports. Churchill's Port was founded in by John Johnny Graham and his two brothers Anthony and William  of the Graham's Port family who have produced wine from the Douro Valley for over years. Unable to use the family name, he founded a new company named "Churchill Graham, Lda", after his wife Caroline Churchill.
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