established in 1987

Niepoort LBV Port 2014 375mL

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DETAILS
$34.20 in any six
$38.00 each

Our LBV is aged for 4 to 6 years in large wooden vats. The winemaking and
ageing methods were chosen to match the selection of wines which make up the
LBV: full-bodied red Ports stemming from a single vintage. LBV or Late Bottled
Vintage is a category of Port wines which became popular in the 60s, filling the
gap between Ruby and Vintage Ports. The extended ageing period of the LBV allows
it to show a rounder and mature character –this wine can therefore be enjoyed
young, soon after bottling.


VINIFICATION
The weather of the 2014 vintage will be remembered for its
unpredictability, especially during the last stages of ripening and the harvest
itself. Had there been some rain showers at the end of August, and had they been
followed by a dry and mild September, then some outstanding Port wines would
have been created, but the weather was not playing along. Nevertheless, we
believe that in 2014 the Vale de Mendiz produced Ports, albeit in smaller
quantities and with lower potential alcohol levels, that offer freshness, the
pronounced acidity typical of the Niepoort style, as well as beautiful colour –
all this in spite of the rains arriving in the middle of harvest.


The harvest began early, on 1 September, in the vineyards whose grapes form
the base of some excellent Ports with elegant structure. The first lagar from
the “Vinha da Pisca” vineyard was harvested on 12 September and already boasted
beautiful, intense colour in the lagar and great finesse after
fortification.


TASTING NOTES
With a wonderfully concentrated ruby hue, this Port shows
intense aromas of fruits of the forest, spice and dark chocolate, accompanied by
a subtle floral undertone, making this an overall elegant and deeply expressive
wine. The palate is fresh and seductive, with good texture and body. Superbly
smooth tannins and a lively acidity provide a long, firm and vinous finish. As
this is a traditional unfiltered LBV, it is definitely suitable for further
cellaring.

Bottle Size 375ml
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Vintage 2014

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