The wines used to produce Fonseca LBV were drawn from a reserve of some of the best full bodied red ports produced at the 2009 harvest, from grapes grown on Fonseca's own vineyards and on other top properties in the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior areas of the Douro.
These wines are aged in wood vats of 50 pipes (27,500 litres) capacity and then bottled after five years. A limited quantity of this outstanding blend was produced.
Late Bottled Vintage is bottled when ready to drink. This port benefits from being decanted before serving, as it is not filtered when bottled.
Dense, dark chocolate and black fruit aromas with a touch of liquorice. Big, structured and textural palate. Bitter chocolate and blackberry fruit flavours. Heaps of volume and layers and layers of flavour. Wonderful mouthfeel and long finish.