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Offley Port Lbv 2000

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Offley Late Bottled Vintage 2000 is a top quality wine of single good year, bottled between the 4th and 6th year following harvest, in the traditional LBV style and proposed by Offley, the prestigious brand that combines modernity with almost three centuries of experience. Offley Late Bottled Vintage 2000 shows a very deep, intense ruby red colour and full aromatic concentration. Its aromas arevery rich and complex with predominance of full ripe red black fruit, complemented by hints of exotic wood, resin and pharmacy. In the mouth, is a smooth and rich wine, with a very good balance of acidity, structure and body, backed by firm and lively tannins. Complex and powerful, Offley Late Bottled Vintage 2000 is top quality wine, that can be enjoyed young and will age well for some years. Offley Late Bottled Vintage 2000 is a classic and powerful Porto wine ideal to serve at the end of a good meal, on its own, with cheese or intense desserts like chocolate. Serve in a good sized glass, slightly cold, for fuller appreciation. Offley Late Bottled Vintage 2000 is expected to age well in bottle for the next years and should be stored on its side, protected from direct light and excessive humidity, at a constant temperature of about 16º C. Offley Late Bottled Vintage 2000 may require decanting, following some years of ageing in bottle. Offley Late Bottled Vintages are produced by the traditional Porto wine method. The hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration so as to extract the best components. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wines body and bouquet. This moment ischosen by the winemaker following strict control of fermentation temperatures and densities, the later depending on the vinevariety, maturation stage and the final sweetness required. After the harvest, the wines remain in the Douro until the following spring, when they are taken to Vila Nova de Gaia and enter Offley's centuries-old lodges for ageing as required by Porto wine traditional ageing system. Along the years, the wines selected for this Offley Late Bottled Vintage 2000 were carefully tasted and analysed, racked from lees and all corrections deemed necessary by the tasters were carried out. The final blend was bottled in 2004 without previous treatment. Alcohol: 20% Total Acidity: 5,18 g / l (tartaric acid) Sugar: 113,7 g / l pH: 3,25

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Snooth User: Tom Quinn
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5.00 5
06/26/2008

Five glasses



Tasting Notes:

Bright ruby in color, this port has an intense, complex nose is primarily made up of ripe black fruit, complemented by woody notes. Concentrated, well-balanced palate with lively tannins. Recommended to pair with fruit, cheese, or rich desserts.

Offley Late Bottled Vintage 2000 is a top quality wine of single good year, bottled between the 4th and 6th year following harvest, in the traditional LBV style and proposed by Offley, the prestigious brand that combines modernity with almost three centuries of experience. Offley Late Bottled Vintage 2000 shows a very deep, intense ruby red colour and full aromatic concentration. Its aromas arevery rich and complex with predominance of full ripe red black fruit, complemented by hints of exotic wood, resin and pharmacy. In the mouth, is a smooth and rich wine, with a very good balance of acidity, structure and body, backed by firm and lively tannins. Complex and powerful, Offley Late Bottled Vintage 2000 is top quality wine, that can be enjoyed young and will age well for some years. Offley Late Bottled Vintage 2000 is a classic and powerful Porto wine ideal to serve at the end of a good meal, on its own, with cheese or intense desserts like chocolate. Serve in a good sized glass, slightly cold, for fuller appreciation. Offley Late Bottled Vintage 2000 is expected to age well in bottle for the next years and should be stored on its side, protected from direct light and excessive humidity, at a constant temperature of about 16º C. Offley Late Bottled Vintage 2000 may require decanting, following some years of ageing in bottle. Offley Late Bottled Vintages are produced by the traditional Porto wine method. The hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration so as to extract the best components. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wines body and bouquet. This moment ischosen by the winemaker following strict control of fermentation temperatures and densities, the later depending on the vinevariety, maturation stage and the final sweetness required. After the harvest, the wines remain in the Douro until the following spring, when they are taken to Vila Nova de Gaia and enter Offley's centuries-old lodges for ageing as required by Porto wine traditional ageing system. Along the years, the wines selected for this Offley Late Bottled Vintage 2000 were carefully tasted and analysed, racked from lees and all corrections deemed necessary by the tasters were carried out. The final blend was bottled in 2004 without previous treatment. Alcohol: 20% Total Acidity: 5,18 g / l (tartaric acid) Sugar: 113,7 g / l pH: 3,25

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