Graham‟s Late Bottled Vintage, like Vintage Port, is a wine of a single year however it is not a “declared” Vintage Port. Whereas Vintage Port spends only two years in casks and then matures in bottle, LBV is aged in casks and then bottled at between four and six years of age. This wood-ageing encourages the wine‟s development and thus, at the time of bottling it has completed its maturation and is ready for drinking, without the need for decanting. Graham‟s Late Bottled Vintage illustrates Graham‟s house style very effectively: great rich fruit concentration with spicy complexity and depth, held together by superb structure and balance. Graham‟s has always been renowned for roducing outstanding Ports and its Late Bottled Vintage Port is no exception, standing as a leader in its category.
GRAHAM‟S 2008 Late Bottled Vintage has a very deep red colour.
ON THE NOSE, red fruits and a distinct minty quality, combined with wild flowers and shrubs.
ON THE PALATE, full generous fruit, black cherries and kirsch with a chocolate edge. A long and lingering velvety smooth finish.
Food pairing suggestion and serving:
GRAHAM‟S Late Bottled Vintage can be enjoyed anytime and pairs wonderfully with chocolate desserts and hard cheeses like mature Cheddar or even a goat‟s cheese.
Alcohol: 20% vol (20ºC)
Total acidity: 4.40 g/l tartaric acid
- Description: Graham's Late Bottled Vintage 750ml
- Code: GR1LBVIN08
- Region: Douro
- Vintage: NV
- Bottle Size: 750ml
- Bottle closure: Cork
- Bottle height: 310mm
- Bottle width: 75mm