Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) Ports are wines of a single vintage and are aged in wood (casks) for four to six years. Although "Traditional" LBV Ports may be unfined and unfiltered and aged in glass before releasing, most are filtered, and stabilized when bottled and are meant to be drunk when they are released without decanting. Serve LBV Port at room temperature or slightly cooler. It will hold its good taste for a few days after opening provided it is kept closed with the cork stopper.
Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) Ports
Taylor’s LBV 2013
$114.50(Price includes shipping)
Deep purple ruby colour. Pungent aromatic nose of black woodland fruit, dark cherry and plum with some balsamic herbal scents and a hint of exotic wood. Lovely clean, crisp freshness to the bouquet. The palate is rounded, smooth and well balanced. Flavours of redcurrant, raspberry and blueberry in abundance, with a delicious hint of black liquorice, violets and lovely spice. In true Taylor style, the wine is very well structured with big firm tannins that hold the wine nicely together. The finish is wonderfully long with a hint of cocoa.