Porto Taylor's LBV 2014
Ref : 484811
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 27.50 € / liter
1 product(s) sold since yesterday
Our oenologists' opinion
Garnet colour with some ruby glints. Straightforward nose, to be opened, a hint of still unmelted alcohol then of black cherries, hints of raspberries, kirsch, a hint of dark chocolate. Good balance, vinous, quite rich and fleshy, ample, beautiful roundness, nice smoothness. The finish is still young with tannins still present, frank and straightforward.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
Originally, the LBV (Late Bottled Vintage) was born from the unsold barrels of Vintage Port. Finding no taker, the wines remained much longer in the barrels. In 1958, the IVDP (Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto) formalised this port to become a category in itself.
Domain and appellation
Founded in 1692, the Taylor's house is one of the oldest houses and the last of a family factory making port wine.
- Terroir: Located on schist hillsides, vineyards rest on a granitic basement. The culture is carried out on terraces clinging to steep cliffs that flow into the Douro Valley.
- Viticulture: La Maison Taylor's sources its wines with Varguellas Quintas, Terra Feita and do Junco.
- Vinification: The Taylor's LBV is assembled from a selection of the best wines (from the same year), high levels of 4 to 6 years in casks before being bottled. This more prolonged contact with the wood structure refines the wine, so it is ready to drink as soon as it is bottled.