De La Rosa are a small, family owned producer on Northern Portugal on the banks of the River Douro.
2012 was a spectacular vintage in the Douro Valley so the team at Quinta de la Rosa decided to make a LBV. The Late Bottle Vintage ports spend longer in barrels than traditional port so are ready to drink upon bottling.
The winery writes "This LBV was produced in a truly wonderful declared Vintage year. Opaque in colour with classic vintage port aromas - dense and complex. Full of fruit (blackcurrants, blackberries and plums) accompanied by floral notes with a touch of spice. It is an enormous wine on the palate but at the same time elegant where the fresh black fruit flavours balance the density and power of the port. Tannins of the best possible quality are evident giving an almost soft, round silky finish to this fine LBV."