Fonseca LBV Unfiltered Port 2012
"Sexy but elegant, this is chock-full of delicious fruit, sweet on the end and relatively fresh." 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
LBV was developed as an alternative to Vintage Port for more relaxed and
informal occasions. Like Vintage, LBV is a very high quality Port from a single
year. However, unlike Vintage Port, which is bottled after only two years in
wood, LBV is bottled after four to six years and is ready to drink when bottled.
The wines used to produce Fonseca LBV were drawn from a reserve of some of
the best full-bodied red Ports produced at the 2012 harvest, from grapes grown
on Fonseca’s own vineyards and on other top properties in the Cima Corgo and
Douro Superior areas of the Douro. LBV Unfiltered is aged in large wooden
vats and then drawn off into bottle with no fining or filtration. The result is a
naturally expressive wine which has sacrificed none of its depth and fullness of
flavour. A limited quantity of this outstanding blend was produced.
Wonderfully exuberant, pungent, full, aromatic nose. Luscious, ripe, black cherry and plum fruit with notes of cedar and spice. The wine is wonderfully rich, rounded, concentrated, with layers juicy berry flavours and attractive notes of cedar. An elegant wine with good complexity. Lovely, intense finish full of flavour.
|Country Of Origin||Portugal|
|Grape||Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cao, Touriga Francesa, Touriga Nacional|
|Food Pairing||Cheese, Chocolate, Desserts|