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Dow's and Graham's - The Best Port to Pair with Cigars


At the 14th annual Habanos Festival, organisers set out to find the best Port to pair with cigars. Graham’s 1994 Vintage Port was voted “Best Vintage Port” to pair with cigars. Dow’s 20 Year Old Port was voted “Best Aged Tawny Port” to pair with cigars.

The Habanos Festival is the world’s most prestigious Cigar event, held annually in Cuba during the last week of February. Every year, Habanos, the producer of the famous cigars and the festival’s organiser, chooses premium products that best match their cigars. More than 300 experts from all around the world participated in this evaluation, which this year included the presence of the most prestigious Port wine houses.

The Graham’s 1994 Vintage Port was matched with the Romeo y Julieta Belicoso:
“Complex and full-bodied, Graham’s 1994 Vintage Port shows intense fruit aromas and a long finish of dark chocolate and ripe black fruit. This powerful Port pairs magnificently with the aromatic Romeo and Juliet Belicoso; Habano produced with leaves from the world’s best tobacco region.”

The Dow’s 20 Year Old Tawny was matched with the Montecristo Edmundo:
“Dow’s 20 Year Old Tawny is an unforgettable Port with raisiny and dried fruit aromas and a soft lingering aftertaste. The hints of honey and caramel blend wonderfully with the distinct aromas and medium to strong flavour notes of Montecristo Edmundo, from the leaves of Vuelta Abajo, home of the world’s best tobacco.”


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