About Port Late Bottled Vintage

About Port Late Bottled Vintage
Late Bottle Vintage, or L.B.V., refers to a ruby Port produced from a single vintage mentioned on the label. L.B.V. Port matures in cask for between 4 to 6 years & is then bottled. This special category can be considered as being half way between the two great families of Port: it is reminiscent of a Vintage although it matures for longer in cask and has less color although it is fruitier and more deep red color and body than a tawny Port.

Top Picks for Port Late Bottled Vintage

Porto Meneres 2013 LBV Douro
86 points
Black garnet color. Aromas of spiced raisins and figs, cinnamon, black tea, cedar, teriyaki, and tonka bean with a round, crisp, sweet medium body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-length chocolate-covered butterscotch, candied apple, orange marmalade, and white pepper finish with light oak flavor. A solid LBV Port that will be versatile in cocktails and with desserts.
86 points $19.99