Warre’s was alone for many years in continuing to make LBV in the same way as it had been made for generations; bottled without any fining or filtration after some 4 years of ageing in cask.
This Port is then matured in bottle for at least another 4 years.
This prolonged bottle ageing is crucial to the development of the superb “nose” and flavour which lend this Port a style and complexity very much akin to that of Vintage Port. Warre’s LBV is generally acknowledged to be the finest of its type.
Food pairing suggestion: This wine is superb with cheese, nuts and dried fruits after a meal.
Warre’s Bottled-Matured LBV’s have amassed an unparalleled 6 gold medals at the International Wine Challenge, the world’s biggest and most prestigious wine competition. No other producer comes remotely close to this remarkable achievement. In 2008 Warre’s LBV 2000 won the Gold Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards; in 2007 Warre’s LBV 1999 won the Gold Medal at the International Wine Challenge and at the Decanter World Wine Awards.
“Benchmark wines: unfiltered: Warre’s LBV 1995”
Richard Woodard, editor of Wine & Spirit International
“…amongst the best LBV’s I’ve ever drunk” - Warre’s LBV 92
Tim Atkin, The Observer
“…the next best thing to Vintage Port” - Warre’s LBV 84
Jane MacQuitty, The Times
“Warre’s consistently produces some of the best LBV’s and this is no exception” - Warre’s LBV 79