Description Niepoort Late Bottled Vintage Port
LBV port is a high-quality Ruby Port of 1 high-quality harvest year that ages between 4 and 6 years in large wooden barrels. This is in contrast with Vintage Port that ripens between 2 and 3 years. At Niepoort it is customary to bottle after 4 years to preserve the intensity of the fruit. That the LBV ripens longer in the barrel than a Vintage port ensures that it is previously consumed. An additional advantage is that this type of port is in a more favorable price range. The grape Tinta Barocca is not or very little in the blend this time because the heat literally burned the early grape bunches at the end of June. The absence of this grape variety has not had a negative influence on the taste. On the contrary: 2011 is legendary when it comes to taste.
Storage advice: this port will develop in flavor richness for another 10-20 years.