The authors report on a new method for the synthesis of graphene, a mono-layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honey comb lattice, and the assessment of the properties of obtained graphene layers using micro-Raman characterisation. Graphene was produced by a high pressure-high temperature (HPHT) growth process from the natural graphitic source material by utilising the molten Fe-Ni catalysts for dissolution of carbon. The resulting large-area graphene flakes were transferred to the silicon-silicon oxide substrates for the spectroscopic micro-Raman and scanning electron microscopy inspection. The analysis of the G peak, D, T + D and 2D bands in the Raman spectra under the 488 nm laser excitation indicate that the HPHT technique is capable of producing high-quality large-area single-layer graphene with a low defect density. The disorder-induced D peak similar to 1359 cm(-1) while very strong in the initial graphitic material is completely absent in the graphene layers. The proposed method may lead to a more reliable graphene synthesis and facilitate its purification and chemical doping.