2012 Dow's Late Bottled Vintage Port - Douro, Portugal
The deep ruby hue of this LBV port is as stunning as its taste. Made from a blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, and Tinta Roriz, the wine is fortified with brandy during fermentation to boost the alcohol to about 20% and leave some residual sweetness. The result is a luscious wine with concentrated flavors of crushed, wild blackberries and cassis followed by warm leather, earth, tobacco and spice notes. With a firm, tannic finish, this is the perfect after dinner drink to cap a holiday or winter dinner. Pairs wonderfully with any dark chocolate dessert!