Churchill's Late Bottled Vintage Port 2011

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Founded in 1981, Churchill's was created by Johnny Graham (of the famous W & J Graham Port family) and his wife, Caroline Churchill. It is winemaker Johnny's desire to continue, in a small boutique house, his family's tradition and reputation as makers of the finest Ports. His offerings are true to his heritage, and he is recognized by other Port producers as being one of the best Port wine tasters of his generation.

Made of traditional Port grapes: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, and Tinta Cao, the Churchill's Late Bottled Vintage (or LBV) is made with the same care and consideration as a vintage Port. Aged in wood for four years and bottled unfiltered, it will continue to improve for at least five years in bottle after release. It will also have some sediment at the bottom of the bottle, so it is best to decant, or take care to not pour out the very last drops. Look for a rich and concentrated mouthfeel, with overtones of plums and berries and velvety tannins. Serve with berry desserts, chocolate, or hard cheeses such as Stilton Blue and Aged Gouda.
Category Port
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Brand Churchill's
  • ws97

Wine SpectatorOffers intense aromas and flavors of violet, cherry and dark plum, showing an almost exotic velvety nature, with loads of cream and spice accents. Delivers notes of chocolate and vanilla extract on the explosive finish. Very alluring. Best from 2030 through 2060. 800 cases imported.

Kim Marcus, February 28, 2014
  • wa92-94

Wine AdvocateThe Churchill's Vintage Port has a comparatively light, aniseed-tinged bouquet with orange blossom that wafts seductively from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe tannins and very well-judged acidity that lends this young Churchill's great precision. This is a very harmonious Vintage Port with a lovely touch of salted licorice towards the finish. Beautiful. 3,000 cases declared. Tasted May 2013.

Neal Martin, June 2013