Cockburn’s Late Bottled Vintage Port 2015

Late Bottled Vintage Port (LBV) from the Douro is consistently excellent and attractively priced. Well it is not the Vintage Port at the top of the pyramid but dollar for dollar it gives Vintage Port a run for the money. The usual decadent lush blackberry, cherry, prune and chocolate aromas. On the palate ultra rich black fruit with hints of melted milk chocolate balancing a high alcohol content with pure fruit never going over the edge into excess. A short and sumptuous finish. I would say pair with a rare cut of beef or savour on its own. I challenge you to have some of this LBV with a good cut of grilled beef.

(Cockburn’s Late Bottled Vintage Port 2015, Symington Family Estates, V.N. Gaia, Portugal, $19.95, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 88278, 750 mL, 20%, Robert K. Stephen A Little Birdie Told Me So Rating 91/100).

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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