This is effectively a single vintage tawny port, lighter than a vintage but with as much character. Dried fruit, nuts and coffee, this retains a real elegance and freshness on the palate.
Little known these days over here, but the Portugese drink gallons of this stuff as an apretif - and good on 'em! Niepoort is commonly agreed to make the very best - refreshing despite the full body, but still sweet for a 'dry' wine!
Ruby port which has been aged in oak barrels to lighten and soften the wine. This is a young and full bodied example of the style, which accentuates the nuttiness of the ruby without losing too much of the body and power.
Like Vintage port, LBV is made with wines from a single vintage, but spends more time in oak and needs less bottle age. This is rich and concentrated with dense dark fruits, dried grapes and orange peel.