While Vintage Port spends only two years in casks and then matures in bottle, LBV is aged solely in cask and then bottled at between four and six years old. At the time of bottling it has completed its maturation and is ready for drinking without the need for decanting. Graham’s LBV has much of the rich full fruity flavour and ’grip’ of Vintage Port, combining this with a softness gained through oak ageing.
Graham’s LBV 2005 has an intense and deepimpenetrable ruby colour. The nose has greatcomplexity, combining vibrant youthful aromasof jammy red fruits such as raspberries withhints of peppery spice. On the palate rich andfull-bodied, with concentrated flavours of wildberries and nuances of black chocolatebalanced by well structured tannins, leading toa long, firm finish.
Graham’s LBV can be enjoyed anytime andpairs wonderfully with chocolate desserts andhard cheeses like mature Cheddar or evenwith a soft goat’s cheese.