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Port Wines

The House of Fonseca

LBV Unfiltered 2011

Full Bodied & Fruity

Dense, dark chocolate and black fruit aromas with a touch of liquorice.

  • BIN 27
  • LBV Unfiltered 2011
  • Terra Prima
  • Waterloo Edition
  • Commemorative Crusted
  • Crusted
  • Ruby


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The wines used to produce Fonseca LBV were drawn from a reserve of some of the best full bodied red ports produced at the 2011 harvest, from grapes grown on Fonseca's own vineyards and on other top properties in the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior areas of the Douro.

These wines are aged in wood vats of 50 pipes (27,500 litres) capacity and then bottled after five years. A limited quantity of this outstanding blend was produced.

Late Bottled Vintage is bottled when ready to drink. This port benefits from being decanted before serving, as it is not filtered when bottled.

Tasting Note

Deep purple black in colour. A fine, elegant bouquet. Rich black fruit and dark cherry aromas, with hints of eucalyptus and spice. The palate shows luscious, rich blackberry fruit and a hint of blueberry. A wine with lovely textural quality; velvety smooth. The finish is rich in flavour and wonderfully intense and long.

Serving Suggestions

Fonseca LBV is the perfect finish to any meal. It benefits from being decanted and should be served in a generously proportioned wine glass so that its rich fruity nose can be enjoyed to the full. Excellent with fully flavoured cheeses, especially blue cheeses such as Stilton or Roquefort. It is also delicious with desserts made with chocolate or berry fruits.