All the grapes for this bottle of Late Bottled Vintage Port come from the Quinta do Noval vineyard. Grapes are trodden by foot to obtain the must, then during fermentation are pressed in lagares, the traditional stone vats from the Quinta. The wine matures for at least 4 years in oak casks instead of 2 years for a Classic Vintage. This explains its name, “Late Bottled Vintage”. Longer maturing in casks helps provide a smoother wine and gives it its very approachable style, ready to drink as soon as it is bottled.
A deep colour with a fruity, intense bouquet. An explosion of red fruit on the palate with a solid tannic structure and a long, smooth finish. Awarded 91 Parker Points