Late Bottled Vintage 2005
Churchill’s Late Bottled Vintage Port (LBV) is produced from the same Quintas that make Churchill’s declared Vintage Ports, so the result is an LBV with a real vintage pedigree: the excellent intensity of fruit and finesse.
This wine has a fully matured ruby colour with violet tones. A complex nose, combining herbal and resinous notes with touches of mint and white pepper. On the palate, it opens to reveal flavours of pomegranate and black chocolate, supported by firm tannins and well-defined acidity.
93 points by Decanter Magazine
Late Bottled Vintage Port is produced from the same Quintas which make Churchill’s declared Vintage Ports, so the result is an LBV with a real Vintage pedigree: the excellent intensity of fruit and finesse.
20% Touriga Nacional, 20% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Roriz, 20% Tinto Cão, 20% Tinta Barroca.
Like all other Churchill’s Ports, the component wines of this Vintage Port have been treaded by foot in traditional granite lagares (treading tanks). Following the vintage the young LBV Ports are carefully tasted, selected and blended. The blended Port is then matured in large oak vats during 4 years where it softens, shedding its harsh tannins, but without losing its full bodied, rich fruit flavours. Finally ,after 4 years in wood vats it is bottled unfiltered into dark Vintage Port bottles and laid down to finish its maturation in our temperature conditioned cellars.
LBV should be stored lying down under cellar conditions (12-14ºC). Produced in a similar style and quality as Vintage port, it will age well for at least 3 years and preferably 5 to 10 years in bottle.
Stand the bottle upright for a few hours before decanting. Best decanted at least two hours before service.Serve at room temperature (16-18ºC). Once opened, it will keep for up to 10 days. Avoid air and store at a constant cellar temperature.
LBV is delicious on its own after lunch or dinner; also excellent with chocolate desserts or rich cheeses such as Stilton and Camembert. Save the natural sediment or crust for seasoning meats and adding to sauces.
We practice sustainable agricultural methods certified by the SATIVA institute. Our ports are produced with only indigenous-yeast fermentation. Our wines do not contain, or are produced, with genetically modified organisms or substances with origin in. No animal products are used.