Churchill's Late Bottled Vintage Port 2013 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Churchill's Late Bottled Vintage Port 2013

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Churchill's Late Bottled Vintage Port 2013 750ml


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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
Region Portugal, Douro
Brand Churchill's
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Wine SpectatorAlluring, with a singed juniper note out front, followed by broad and fleshy waves of fig, boysenberry, plum and blackberry compote. Lots of licorice root and bittersweet ganache flavors coat the finish, while the fruit keeps pace. A dense, character-filled LBV that shows the quality of this vintage. Drink through 2025.

James Molesworth, December 30, 2017
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Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Late Bottled Vintage Port is an unfiltered field blend bottled in 2015 with a long cork and 107 grams per liter of residual sugar. This was tasted from a full-sized bottle, to which the price applies. This LBV has some tannins around the edges as it airs out but it is certainly easy to drink now, if not quite at its peak. Firm and focused, it adds some eucalyptus on the nose, then finishes dry. Nicely done, this traditional LBV already has some bottle age but a little more wouldn't hurt. It is very youthful but still easy enough. Feel free to dive in now.

Mark Squires, January 15, 2018