So what is an Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) port I hear you ask? Well basically, its a vintage port that is left in the barrel past the normal 2.5 years. Historically, it was left if barrel because an order had been cancelled or there was a lack of demand for that vintage. They usually stay in barrel for 4 to 6 years and can be filtered or unfiltered. I know this one is unfiltered, but if there is no mention of filtration on the bottle usually the cork is the give away. If it has a normal wine style cork, it is usually unfiltered. If it comes with a stopper type cork, its filtered.
Dark red and purple in the glass with intense aromas of clove, mulberry, white pepper, raisins, plums and dates. Well textured in the mouth with a sweet/savoury thing going on. Just the right level of sweetness and very good length. Bursting with Christmas cake, plum, and mulberry on the palate. This is great value, I don't think you'll find better for the money. 90 Pts.
Source: The Spanish Acquisition Price: $26 (375ml) Closure: Conventional Cork