Taylors Late Bottled Vintage Port 2007

£17.99

TASTING NOTE

This late bottled Vintage shows brooding black cherry fruit with a huge cedary core. A simple wine with a fine dark colour, ripe and mouth filling and rounded off by sweet finish.



Taylor's created Late Bottled Vintage and is acknowledged to be the finest producer of this style of Port. Blended from wines of a single year, L.B.V. ages for up to six years in cask and is ready to drink when bottled. Its concentrated fruity flavour and firm, full-bodied palate make Taylor's L.B.V.

The perfect Port to accompany blue cheeses such as Stilton or Roquefort.

33% Tinta Roriz
33% Touriga Francesca
34% Touriga Nacional

20% abv

Late Bottled Vintage, or LBV, is the most popular premium Port style in both England and Canada, representing one in five purchases of Port in the UK and over a quarter of all Port enjoyed by Canadians.

Vintage Port and LBV both present a selection of very fine full bodied red ports from a single year. The fundamental difference between the two styles lies in the way each is matured. Vintage Port is kept in wood for only twenty months or so before being transferred to the bottle where it will continue to age. 

Late Bottled Vintage, as the name suggests, is bottled later, remaining in wood between four and six years. During this relatively long period of wood ageing, an LBV matures and settles down -  it is ready to drink when bottled, does not need to be decanted and can be served by the glass for several weeks after the cork is drawn.

LBV was developed as a high quality but more affordable and immediately drinkable alternative to Vintage port to be enjoyed by the glass on everyday occasions. It was originally created in 1970 by Taylor’s current Chairman, Alistair Robertson.

Although many other houses now offer this wonderful style of wine, Taylor’s LBV – the original Late Bottled Vintage – remains the benchmark in the category; the first choice of the knowledgeable Port drinker.




Taylors Late Bottled Vintage Port 2007
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