W & J Graham's LBV Port 20cl, with Cheese Board and Cheese Knife Trio
This lovely little set contains a 20cl Bottle of the Graham's Late Bottle Vintage Port, along with a cheese board and trio of cheese knives, all boxed up in a stylish gift box. Perfect for the port and cheese lover! Graham´s Late Bottled Vintage Port (LBV) is a superb wine, selected from the finest production of a very good 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; at the time of bottling it is therefore ready for drinking without the need for decanting. Graham´s LBV represents centuries of experience and craftsmanship and is a reflection of the people who contribute to the making of the wine in the vineyard, the cellars, the cooperage and the tasting room, as well as the Graham´s Lodge where it ages since shortly after the harvest. Each lot of Graham´s LBV 2009 has been personally selected by Charles Symington, head winemaker and taster, and António Monteiro, Graham´s cellar master. Graham´s 2009 Late Bottled Vintage has a deep almost opaque colour, with an intense dark red rim. On the nose, elegant aromas of red fruit and eucalyptus, combined with freshly picked mint and notes of the distinctive Douro Rock Ros� (Gum Cistus). On the palate, rich red fruit flavours balanced by taut, peppery tannins. There is a fine backbone of schist minerality and balanced acidity, with a long and satisfying finish. It should be served slightly cool, between 12 and 16° Celsius. Graham's LBV is a leader in its category, winning 1 Trophy and 6 Gold medals in the last two decades at the most prestigious competitions. It is highly prized by Port enthusiasts in Britain, traditionally one of Port's most discerning and competitive markets.