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.

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Porto Meneres 2013 LBV Douro
86 points
$19.99
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