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Churchill's Traditional Unfiltered Port LBV 2008/09

The Experience

Drink When...
Discussing the greats
Listen To...
Fats Waller
Think About...
Of the good old days
Drink With...
Dark chocolate

The Oddbins Take

Our Buyer Ana Sapungiu described the output of this forward-looking Port house as "stunning" and she is not alone in applying such warm approval. It seems everyone is giving similar kudos to Churchill's bottling and we are positive that you’ll join the Fan Club after trying their Traditional LBV. Traditional in this case is a byword for unfiltered, which means that it has the traditional sediment that we personally love and means you get to enjoy the decanting ritual of real vintage port. It is rich, intense and juicy… get the decanter ready.

The Vital Statistics

Country
Portugal
Region
Douro
Classification
DO Porto, Late Bottled Vintage
Vintage
2008/9
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
79.6 g/l
20.0%
Alcohol Units
15

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£17.25

£17.25

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The Style

Grape
Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca
Character
Smooth;Fruity
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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Compared to other Port Wine shippers, most of which were established around the turn of the 18th-19th centuries, Churchill’s history is short. Johnny Graham founded Churchill’s (named after his wife’s maiden name) in 1981, making it the first British port company to be established in fifty years. Churchill's Late Bottled Vintage Port is produced from the same Quintas or Estates that provide grapes for Churchill’s declared Vintage Ports only sourced from grade A vineyards. Following the manual harvest and initial winemaking, the young fortified wines are carefully selected and blended. This blend is then matured in large oak vats for four years during which time it sheds its harsh tannins without losing its full body and rich fruit flavours. The word “traditional” means that it is bottled without any filtration or refrigeration; Churchill’s LBV can continue developing in the bottle. At purchase it is ready for immediate drinking, but alternatively, it may be cellared a few more years to acquire some more pronounced vintage port characteristics.