Graham’s Late Bottled Vintage Port (LBV) is a superb wine, selected from the finest production of what was a spectacular year. Whereas Vintage Port spends two years in casks and then matures in bottle, LBV is matured in seasoned oak and then bottled at between four and six years of age; hence the term, ‘late bottled’. Its ageing process encourages the wine’s development, and as such, at the time of bottling it is ready to drink without the need for decanting.
Produced in the style of Graham’s great Vintage Ports, Graham’s 2012 LBV has a near opaque purple colour with vibrant aromas of blackberry and dark cherry as well as hints of freshly picked mint. Full-bodied with brambly fruit ?avours, this wine shows Graham’s signature complexity and elegance in perfect balance.
With a lovely colour from the wood ageing, the nose reveals dried fruits and raisin aromas. The smoothness and balance on the palate gives a good indication of the ageing process this wine has been through.