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Croft Late Bottled Vintage Port Single Bottle

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Country: Portugal Region: DouroVarietal: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca Vintage: 2013 Colour: Red Style: Fortified/DessertProducer: Croft EstateDescription:Croft LBV was developed to satisfy the demand for a high quality ready to drink alternative to Vintage Port for everyday consumption. Unlike Vintage Port, which is bottled after only two years in wood and ages in bottle, LBV is bottled after four to six years and is ready to drink when bottled. The wines used to blend Croft LBV were drawn from a reserve of some of the best full bodied red Ports, produced at this harvest, from grapes grown on Croft’s own vineyard, Quinta da Roêda, and other top properties in the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior areas. These wines were aged in wood and then blended after six years. The blending process ensures that the wine is balanced and complete and that there is continuity of style in relation to previous Croft LBVs. A single bottle of LBV Port, gift boxed and hand delivered with your special gift message. It will arrive individually boxed. Tasting Note: Deep purple black colour surrounded by a narrow purple rim. An opulent and seductive nose, very much in the Croft style. A sumptuous, dense coulis of blackcurrant predominates at first but then merges gradually with subtle herbal and balsamic notes, hints of rock rose and aromas of mocha and liquorice. On the palate the wine is round and richly textured with beautifully integrated, velvety tannins. The dark berry fruit flavours carry through into the long finish. A textbook Croft LBV at its peak of ripeness and drinkability.  Food Matches: Excellent with fully flavoured cheeses, especially blue cheeses such as Stilton or Roquefort. It is also delicious with desserts made with chocolate or berry fruits.

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