Region: Douro, Portugal
Graham’s Late Bottled Vintage Port 2014
Graham’s Late Bottled Vintage Port (LBV) is a superb wine, selected from the finest production of a very good year. Unlike a ‘declared’ Vintage Port (which is bottled in its second year) LBV is allowed to mature for an average of five years in seasoned oak casks prior to bottling; hence the term, ‘Late Bottled’. This ageing process encourages the wine’s development; it is therefore ready to drink sooner than Vintage Port. Graham’s LBV Ports are sourced primarily from the Malvedos vineyard.
Graham’s LBV imparts attractive liquorice and floral aromas, and fresh blackberry flavours. Its rich concentration of ripe fruit is balanced by the added complexity of spices, all held together by superb structure and balance. Graham’s LBV is a leader in its category and highly prized by Port enthusiasts in Britain, traditionally one of Port’s most discerning and competitive markets. Graham’s LBV is filtered before bottling and is ready to drink immediately.