Gloria LBV: Late Bottled Vintage
Late Bottled Vintage, or LBV, as the name suggests, is bottled later than a Vintage Port, remaining in wood between four and six years. During this relatively long period of wood ageing, an LBV matures and settles down – it is ready to drink when bottled. High quality wines were carefully selected and blended to create the strong, full, fruity character. This wine was wood-aged for about 4 years and bottled unfiltered, maintaining the style of a single-vintage wine.
Flavor: The palate is rounded, smooth, and perfectly balanced. Flavours of black fruit, raspberry, and blueberry in abundance, with a delicious hint of dark chocolate. In true LBV style, the wine is very well structured with big firm tannins that hold the wine nicely together. The finish is wonderfully long.
Aroma: Intense purple ruby colour, with a pungent aromatic nose with heaps of black woodland fruit, dark cherry, plum, and hints of coca from the wood ageing. Lovely clean, crisp freshness on the bouquet.
Suggested Food Pairings:
Enjoy with deserts rich in chocolate (ousses, cakes, and truffles), red fruit tarts, cheesecake, and creamy cheeses. It can also be enjoyed on its own.