Wine Spectator 92 points – Shows lots of energy, with brambly grip running from start to finish, while blackberry and boysenberry confiture flavors form the core. Mouthwatering dark chocolate and warm fruitcake notes fill in the background. Approachable, but worth cellaring for a touch. Best from 2018 through 2023. 70,000 cases made. -JM.November/2017
While Vintage Port spends only two years in casks and then matures in bottle, LBV is aged solely in cask and then bottled at between four and six years old. At the time of bottling it has completed its maturation and is ready for drinking without the need for decanting. Graham’s LBV has much of the rich full fruity flavour and ‘grip’ of Vintage Port, combining this with a softness gained through oak ageing.