Offley Porto Late Bottled Vintage 2010 LBV Portuguese Dessert Wine

$22.99

90 Points Wine Advocate February 2015

“The 2010 Late Bottled Vintage Port was bottled in April 2014. It is an unfiltered field blend coming in at 99 grams per liter of residual sugar. Beautifully focused, a bit tight and drying on the finish, this has fine mid-palate concentration, a crisp, transparent demeanor and good intensity of flavor. It should improve notably with a few years in the cellar, but it is quite approachable. It looks likely to have a long life ahead. I kept going back and forth between this and Sogrape’s other 2010 LBVs this issue, but the truth is that they all have bragging rights–and they kept changing every day. The answer might have been slightly different–slightly–depending on when I stopped. On Day 2, at least, this was probably the fullest in body, the Ferreira was the most complex and intense and the Sandeman was the freshest and liveliest. It was a nice trio.” – Mark Squires

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90 Points Wine Advocate February 2015

“The 2010 Late Bottled Vintage Port was bottled in April 2014. It is an unfiltered field blend coming in at 99 grams per liter of residual sugar. Beautifully focused, a bit tight and drying on the finish, this has fine mid-palate concentration, a crisp, transparent demeanor and good intensity of flavor. It should improve notably with a few years in the cellar, but it is quite approachable. It looks likely to have a long life ahead. I kept going back and forth between this and Sogrape’s other 2010 LBVs this issue, but the truth is that they all have bragging rights–and they kept changing every day. The answer might have been slightly different–slightly–depending on when I stopped. On Day 2, at least, this was probably the fullest in body, the Ferreira was the most complex and intense and the Sandeman was the freshest and liveliest. It was a nice trio. There were 65,000 bottles produced.”

“Ferreira, Offley and Sandeman, all represented here, are owned by Sogrape. They have always been maintained separately as Port houses in our database, so I’ve continued to do that, although I talk about all of them together in this prefatory note (actually, appended by our software to each tasting note in the group). They are all unfiltered, with long corks.”

“It is not mandatory to use the word “unfiltered” on the label and these generally don’t, which always raises the question of whether that hints that they are lightly filtered even if intended to be relatively traditional in style (see the accompanying article to which these notes are attached for discussion of filtration issues). Sogrape’s representative, Joana Pais, indicated that, after checking with winemaker Luís Sottomayor, “none of our LBV’s is filtered at all!” In any event, they DO all come with long corks, not bar tops.” – Mark Squires

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Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in
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