2015 Ramos Pinto LBV Porto (Gift Box)
Late Bottled Vintage is aged in oak barrels for two, and at least four years. The result of this long exposure becomes ripe fruit taste even at a young age, a smooth texture and drinkability. "Late Bottled Vintage" is not filtered, so it can be used both young and stored for a long time. Another feature of this port is to maintain its best qualities after opening the bottle for 15-30 days.
The 2015 Late Bottled Vintage Port is a traditional LBV, unfiltered and bottled with 102 grams per liter of residual sugar and a long cork. It is a blend of Touriga Nacional (62%), Touriga Franca (28%), a field blend from old vines (5%) and dollops of other typical grapes. This was partly (38%) aged in wooden vats for eight to 12 months (depending on lot) and bottled in October of 2019. At this great price, this focused and powerful LBV is classic in every way. The structure is gorgeous and so is the fruit, although it is undeveloped just now. Its precise finish shows grip, length and flavor. This is actually not ready to drink—it's pretty tight just now. It looks like it can age a couple of decades from the vintage date. This is another super LBV from a producer who has a habit of making terrific ones.