Noble and Murat's 'house style' is astutely classic with results that can only be achieved with a small scale of production. The grapes are hand harvested and foot trodden in granite lagares, a technique that has been replaced by mechanization for all but the most prestigious (and expensive) Ports. The wine is bottled after 4 years of aging in ancient chestnut barrels (almost 2 years longer than your average vintage port) - hence the term 'late bottled vintage'. The generous brambly berry fruit is nicely cut by earthy, herbal overtones. This wine is sapid and savory, displaying considerable depth for such a modest price tag. LBV ports can continue to age in bottle in the short term compared to the decades it takes for vintage port to mature.
Expensive LBV. Very good tho.
Expensive LBV. Very good tho.9.3
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