Fonseca, Unfiltered LBV Port, 2012

Douro, Douro, Portugal

Fonseca, Unfiltered LBV Port, 2012

Douro, Douro, Portugal



  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12


Grape Varietes: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca Wine Style: Sweet & Fortified Winemaker: David Guimarãens Optimum Drinking: 2019-2025 Reviewer Rating: 90 Reviewer: Code: 103192
Estate Notes

Fonseca Unfiltered LBV Vintage Port 2011 comes from a good Port vintage.

The wines used to produce Fonseca LBV were drawn from a reserve of some of the best full bodied red ports produced at the 2009 harvest, from grapes grown on Fonseca's own vineyards and on other top properties in the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior areas of the Douro.The wines were aged in wooden vats of 50 pipes (27,500 litres) and bottled after five years.

Fonseca's LBV will benefit from being decanted before serving, as it is not filtered.


"Sexy but elegant, this is chock-full of delicious fruit, sweet on the end and relatively fresh. The mid-palate is just average in depth, but the classic Port flavors are all up front. In its youth, it does have a bit of an exuberant feel despite the freshness. Happily, you can also drink it right now."

"Shows mature hints, with warm fruitcake, cinnamon and pudding notes emerging from the core of gutsy blackberry and fig compote flavors. Reveals a brambly edge on the finish." Wine Spectator