LBV comes from one single year and one single harvest.
Whereas its richer cousin, the Vintage, is bottled in the second year, this wine is bottled in the fourth year.
Smoother than the Vintage, more developed and easier to drink. It is a powerful, defiant, full-bodied and harmonious wine.
- PRT - Douro
This 2008 LBV from Ramos Pinto has a very pure nose of dark cherries, bilberry and cassis that disguises its spirit extremely well. The palate is medium-bodied with a plush, silky smooth entry that is very focused, while the second half sees dark chocolate notes infusing the black fruit profile that is perhaps just a little “obvious.” Still, this is a pleasant, commercially-minded, approachable LBV for drinking over the next decade. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com (JUN/2013)
Winery Tasting Notes
Almost opaque in colour , a very intense red and bluish.
Intense aroma , full of ripe fruit which brings out the flavors of grape and fig, combined with a delicious chocolate and hints of anise .
The palate is full-bodied , soft and elegant , full of ripe fruit and balanced tannins and with a long finish promising a good evolution in bottle .
It is a wine that is not filtered and can therefore either be drunk immediately or be left forgotten in a cellar, developing further complexity.
Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca.
Food pairing and serving suggestions
Partridge with glazed shallots and artichokes
Chocolate and red fruits desserts