Late Bottled Vintage port is from a single year. The wine ages 4-6 years in old oak casks (opposed to Vintage that ages 2-3). LBV fills the gap between the rubies and the vintage ports since a Ruby Port should be drunk quite young and a great Vintage Port may need 15 to 20 years to really open up and show its splendour. This led to the idea in the 1960s to age the wine 4 to 6 years in large casks before bottling it, thereby producing a wine with the style of a Vintage Port with its deep colour and concentration of fruit but with a more mature character caused by the longer ageing in wood.
Brilliant red colour with a wonderful aroma of dark fruits and a classy touch of chocolate. On the palate sweet grainy seductive tannins give the wine a superb elegance and interact well with the fruit and fine spirity finish. The wine can be enjoyed now, and will become more complex with further cellaring for a couple of decades. To fully benefit from its qualities we recommend it be decanted before serving. Serve with soft cheeses, mild blue cheese, dark chocolate desserts or a pepper steak!
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Phillips Shrub 5.3% 70cl
Originally used in Cornwall during the old days of Rum smuggling to disguise the taste of sea-water let in during the perilous journey of barrels from ship to shore. Shrub is stills rums perfect partner.
Niepoort 10 years old Tawny Port 75cl
Tawnies with an age indication such as "10 years" are blended from different wines averaging 10 years.
The prolonged ageing in small wooden casks confers the characteristic Tawny colour.
The principle features of an aged tawny a...
Grahams LBV Port 2014 20% 75cl
Graham's Late Bottled Vintage is a superb port from an excellent year, produced from grapes grown on Graham's own Qunita dos Malvedos and other top quality vineyards in the surrounding valleys.
The special characteristics of Graham's Ports ...
Taylors LBV Late Bottled Vintage Port 2015 75cl
Taylor's created the Late Bottled Vintage style of port and is not only acknowledged to be its finest producer, but remains the international brand leader. Blended from wines of a single year, LBV ages from four to six years in cask and is ready to dri...
Krohn Lagrima White Port 75cl
An elegant sweet wine with notes of caramel, honey, and nut - all balanced by fresh acidity and leading to a long and appealing finish.. Very superior to most white ports.
Producer Details Krohn are a small family-owned Port house run b...
Krohn LBV 2013 Port 20% 75cl
Krohn Late Bottled Vintage Port has a deep ruby colour with upfront aromas of black plums, spice and dried herbs, firm and evident tannins and a rich, long finish. The generous plummy characters, freshness and pure berry fruit characterise Krohn LBV.
Grahams Malvedos 2006 Port 20% 75cl
The quality of the wines from the Malvedos vineyard is such that in Vintage declarations these wines provide the main structure for Grahams classic Vintage Ports. In most of the interim years, the wines from Malvedos will merit bottling as a single est...
Churchill Late Bottled Vintage 2005 20% 75cl
Excellent quality LBV Port with a nice bit of bottle age, compared to other Houses. Churchill's Late Bottled Vintage 2005 has a full matured ruby colour with violet tones. A complex nose, combining herbal and resinous notes with touches of mint and whi...
Niepoortland Mixed Gift Pack 3 x 375ml
A gift set well presnented in a black card carrier. Containing three of the favourite Niepoort bottlings.
Set contains: 1 x Niepoort Tawny Dee Half Bottle 1 x Niepoort Dry White Half Bottle 1 x Niepoort Ru...
Fonseca Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port
Fonseca Quinta do Panascal is a single estate Port wine with all of the grapes sourced from the highly regarded Panascal estate in the Douro. Rich and voluptuous with mouth filling fruit, think ripe cherries, black plum with a hint of liqu