Porto, Quinta Da Corte "LBV", 2015, 750mL

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  • A deep ruby red in color, this LBV immediately reveals aromas of fresh black fruits such as blackberry and blackcurrant, followed by cherries, and displays a fine maturity. The palate develops complex flavors, amongst which cocoa and mint stand out. Meaty, very well balanced and with great length, it builds on a finely formed structure with elegance and superb volume. The full, fruity finish, lightly mentholated, adds great coherence to the whole.


    Goes wonderfully well with sheep’s milk cheese and all kinds of dark chocolate or red fruit desserts.


    Wine Spectator: 92 Points

    "This is in a really good spot now, with a mature edge to a mix of warm plum cake and steeped blackberry fruit mixed with bittersweet cocoa and bramble accents. Nice singed alder hint frames the finish."


    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 90 Points

    "The 2015 Late Bottled Vintage Port is a field blend aged for 48 months in old Portuguese vats. It was bottled in April 2019, unfiltered, with 84 grams of sugar and a bar-top cork. Powerful and intense, this opens up with concentrated, slightly jammy fruit supported by a serious backbone. If I tasted this blind, I might have assumed this tightly wound LBV was a Vintage Port, at least a modest one. The fruit is rich and expressive. The wine is nowhere near peak. Given its potential for aging and development, I'm surprised it does not have a normal, long cork. Barring cork issues, it should age well. The only remaining question is whether it will develop well. We'll be a bit conservative just now"


    James Suckling: 90 Points

    "A little advanced now with some dried plum, orange peel and candied lemon character, with just a hint of cedar. Medium body, sweet, and lightly chewy. An attractive LBV. Plump at the end."