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Taylor's Late Bottled Vintage Port

Taylor's Late Bottled Vintage Port

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Taylor's Late Bottled Vintage Port: A Detailed Tasting Experience with Food Pairings

For those seeking a taste of Portugal's rich Port tradition, look no further than Taylor's Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) Port. This exceptional wine bridges the gap between everyday enjoyment and vintage quality, offering a delicious and approachable experience.

This detailed tasting note will guide you through the sensory journey of Taylor's LBV Port, exploring its aromas, flavours, and ideal food pairings.

A Legacy of Quality

Taylor's, a renowned Port house with a distinguished history, pioneered the LBV category in 1970. Their LBV Port is crafted from grapes sourced from a single exceptional harvest, ensuring consistent quality. Unlike Vintage Ports, which mature for extended periods in the bottle, Taylor's LBV undergoes four to six years of ageing in large oak vats. This allows the wine to soften and develop complexity while retaining its youthful vibrancy. The result is a Port ready to drink upon release, perfect for enjoying by the glass on any occasion.

Unveiling the Senses: A Tasting Guide

Appearance: Taylor's LBV Port boasts a deep ruby core, often with tinges of purple at the rim. This rich colour hints at the intensity of flavours that lie within.

Aroma: As you swirl the wine in your glass, a captivating bouquet unfolds. Ripe red and black fruit notes, such as plums, blackberries, and cherries, take centre stage. Hints of strawberry and spice add further complexity, while subtle oaky undertones whisper of the wine's maturation.

Palate: The first sip of Taylor's LBV Port reveals a full-bodied and concentrated character. The rich fruit flavours from the nose translate beautifully, supported by firm yet well-integrated tannins. The hallmark of Taylor's style, a delightful balance and finesse, shines through, creating a smooth and harmonious drinking experience. The lingering finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lasting impression of the wine's depth and quality.

Food Pairings to Elevate Your Experience

The versatility of Taylor's LBV Port makes it a fantastic accompaniment to a variety of dishes. Here are some suggested food pairings to maximise your enjoyment:

  • Cheese: The rich fruit character of Taylor's LBV Port complements a range of cheeses beautifully. Consider strong, full-flavoured options like Stilton, Roquefort, or aged cheddar. The sweetness of the Port cuts through the creaminess of the cheese, creating a delightful textural contrast.
  • Chocolate: For an indulgent treat, pair Taylor's LBV Port with dark chocolate. The bitterness of the chocolate enhances the Port's fruitiness, creating a decadent and satisfying combination. A dark chocolate brownie or a selection of chocolate truffles would be perfect partners.
  • Desserts: Taylor's LBV Port is a wonderful companion to desserts featuring berries or chocolate. A rich berry tart, a decadent chocolate cake, or a classic crème brûlée would all be elevated by the Port's complementary flavours.
  • After-Dinner Drink: Simply enjoyed on its own, Taylor's LBV Port is a luxurious way to end a meal. The sweetness and depth of the wine make it a perfect digestif, leaving a pleasant and lingering taste on the palate.

Tips for Serving and Storage

To fully appreciate Taylor's LBV Port, serve it slightly chilled, ideally between 15-18°C. Unlike Vintage Ports, Taylor's LBV does not require decanting. However, it's recommended to open the bottle 30 minutes before serving to allow the aromas to develop fully. Once opened, the wine will remain in good condition for several weeks if stored in a cool, dark place.

In Conclusion

Taylor's Late Bottled Vintage Port offers an exceptional introduction to the world of Port wines. Its approachable style, combined with its rich flavours and smooth texture, makes it a versatile and enjoyable choice for any wine enthusiast. Whether you're savouring it with a cheese board, indulging in a decadent dessert, or simply enjoying it on its own, Taylor's LBV Port promises a truly memorable tasting experience.

Looking to Explore Taylor's LBV Port?

At The General Wine Co. (www.thegeneralwine.co.uk), we are proud to offer Taylor's Late Bottled Vintage Port. Visit our website or shop to discover this exceptional Port and elevate your next gathering or simply enjoy a luxurious treat.

 

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