Dalva Late Bottled Vintage 2013
Late Bottle Vintage was originally a wine intended for bottling like Vintage Port, but, due to the lack of demand, it was kept in a large wooden barrel for longer than planned. Late bottled Vintage ages in barrels for at least four and at most six years after harvest. Due to this long aging in wood, Late Bottled Vintage´s are less astringent and full-bodied than Vintage ports. Considered by many to be the best quality / price ratio, Late Bottled Vintage has the advantage of being ready to get drunk without decanting. Usually ready to drink when launched on the market, Late Bottled Vintage ports are the result of a one-year harvest and tend to be softer and lighter than a Vintage Port.
Exuberantly fruity: raspberry, blackberries, wild berries. Full-bodied, spicy and fresh, with a persistent flavor.
17 points Vinho Grandes Escolhas;
16 points Revista de Vinhos;
Silver Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2015;
Silver Medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015;
Recommended Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 (Other Vintages);
Silver Medal International Wine Challenge 2013 (Other Vintages);
Recommended International Wine Challenge 2009 (Other Vintages);
Silver Medal Japan Wine Challenge 2009 (Other Vintages);
Bronze Medal Japan Wine Challenge 2008 (Other Vintages);
Bacchus De Oro International Wine Competition Madrid 2004 (Other Vintages).