Quinta Das Carvalhas, Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) Port 2015, Portugal
Tasting Note: An LBV 2015 Port with body and a pleasing blend of red-and-black fruit that is somewhat restrained.
Deep-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of raspberry puree, black plum, kirsch and candied strawberry.
On the palate the medium-dry Port has medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and slightly-grippy, medium-plus tannin ultimately completing with a medium-plus finish.
The wine is mostly straightforward in taste profile and lacks the complexity of the 2012 vintage, but is pleasing in its reservedness.
Bottle Note: This is one of the oldest Quintas in the Douro Valley, as well as one of the best located. Written references about Quinta Das Carvalhas describing its prominent position on the left bank of the Douro River can be traced back to 1759.
Importer: Saranty Imports, Stamford, Connecticut
Tasting Date: January, 8 2020