Taylors LBV Port 2012 600cl Methuselah in wood

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Country Portugal
Port Type LBV Port
Brand Taylors
Grape Variety Port Blend
Size 600cl
ABV 20%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2012
Maturity drink now
Food Match Fully flavoured cheeses, especially blue cheeses such as Stilton or Roquefort. It is also delicious with desserts made with chocolate or berry fruits.
Style Rich and Fruity

A chance to purchase this incredibly rare Taylors LBV 600cl Methuselah from the 2012 Vintage, presented in an impressive wooden case.

Deep ruby red colour, black morello cherry on the nose, cassis and blackberry jam with hints of smoke and spice. On the palate, cassis, sweet plums and blackberry, spice and liquorice combine harmoniously with the well-integrated and tightly knit tannins, with good concentration and soft texture. Great vibrancy and wonderful freshness of fruit with a long elegant finish.

Country Of Origin: Portugal

Late Bottled Vintage, or LBV, is the most popular premium Port style in both England and Canada, representing one in five purchases of Port in the UK and over a quarter of all Port enjoyed by Canadians.

Vintage Port and LBV both present a selection of very fine full bodied red ports from a single year. The fundamental difference between the two styles lies in the way each is matured. Vintage Port is kept in wood for only twenty months or so before being transferred to the bottle where it will continue to age. Late Bottled Vintage, as the name suggests, is bottled later, remaining in wood between four and six years. During this relatively long period of wood ageing, an LBV matures and settles down - it is ready to drink when bottled, does not need to be decanted and can be served by the glass for several weeks after the cork is drawn.

LBV was developed as a high quality but more affordable and immediately drinkable alternative to Vintage port to be enjoyed by the glass on everyday occasions. It was originally created in 1970 by Taylor’s current Chairman, Alistair Robertson. Although many other houses now offer this wonderful style of wine, Taylor’s LBV – the original Late Bottled Vintage – remains the benchmark in the category; the first choice of the knowledgeable Port drinker.

Country Of Origin: Portugal

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