Fonseca LBV 2011

Product Code: Fon 11
Brand: Fonseca
Product Condition: New

Details of production
The wines used to produce Fonseca LBV were drawn from a reserve of some of the best full bodied red ports produced at the 2011 harvest, from grapes grown on Fonsecas own vineyards and on other top properties in the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior areas of the Douro. These wines are aged in wood vats of 50 pipes (27,500 litres) capacity and then bottled after five years. Only a limited quantity of this outstanding blend was produced and is bottled when ready to drink.

Tasting notes
LBV 2011 displays dense, dark chocolate and black fruit aromas with a touch of liquorice and a big. Heaps of volume and layers and layers of flavours of Bitter chocolate and blackberry fruit. Wonderful mouthfeel and a long finish.

How to serve
Fonseca LBV is the perfect finish to any meal. It benefits from being decanted and is excellent with fully flavoured cheeses, especially blue cheeses such as Stilton or Roquefort. It is also delicious with desserts made with chocolate or berry fruits.

Critical Acclaim

W&S94 Wine & Spirits
David Guimaraens blends this wine from Fonseca Vintage lots that do not make the final cut, along with wines initially designated for LBV. He bottles the wine unfined and unfiltered, intending it to be decanted. His 2011 is remarkable: It has the succulent fruit depths of the Fonseca style, and the intensity of a Vintage-level wine. You could quibble and say the tannins are not Vintage quality, with some rhubarb-like astringency, or the wine is too big and powerful for an LBV. But youre not likely to find many LBVs with this full-on ripeness, extraordinary lusciousness and complex flavor length. Its one of several outstanding LBVs from the 2011 vintage, which we covered in depth in our December 2016 issue.

RP
92 
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2011 Late Bottled Vintage Port is an unfiltered field blend that comes with a bar top cork. It comes in at 108 grams per liter of residual sugar and was bottled in 2016, according to the label. Rather gorgeous, this fresh, tight and powerful Fonseca is perfectly focused, extracted and tightly-wound, finishing with intensity of flavor laced with some herbs and a hint of garrigue. Yet, everything is always in a very controlled fashion brilliantly supported by its structure. This is a beauty, another super 2011 LBV.

WS
92 
Wine Spectator
Rich, structured and elegant, featuring luxuriantly spiced flavors of dark plum, chocolate and blackberry pie. The svelte finish is creamy, with plenty of minerally notes and a hint of pepper. Drink now. 650 cases imported.

£14.75 inc. tax

£14.75 ex. tax
? Tax based on United Kingdom.

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