Strict Standards: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, non-static method GoogleSitemapGenerator::Enable() should not be called statically in /home/thewine/public_html/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 164
Late Bottled Vintage | The Wine Virgin
Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/thewine/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 627

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/thewine/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 691

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/thewine/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 692

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/thewine/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 627

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/thewine/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 691

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/thewine/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 692

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/thewine/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 627

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/thewine/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 691

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/thewine/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 692

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/thewine/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 627

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/thewine/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 691

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/thewine/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 692

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/thewine/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 627

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/thewine/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 691

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/thewine/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 692

Late Bottled Vintage

April 11, 2008

What is meant by saying a bottle is late bottled vintage? - Chandra in Seattle, WA

Late Bottled Vintage is the term given to wines that are left longer in a barrel than what had been planned for, due to a lack of demand. This practice has led to 2 distinct wines. From these 2 types, both of them are bottled between 4 to 6 years after the vintage. The key difference between them is that one is fined and filtered before it is bottled and the other one is not.

Basically, when a wine is filtered like this it can be consumed without having to be decanted first. Now as for the unfiltered wines, these definitely have to be decanted. Some wine lovers feel that the filtering process takes away from the character of the wine. One of the reasons this practice made sense was that late bottled vintage is similar to drinking a vintage port without having to wait 10 plus years before enjoying the bottle.

Kinda like getting your cake and eating it too so to speak and not having to feel all that wine guilt just because you want to indulge. But then again sometimes its good to be cautious. A lot of late bottled vintage wines are worthy of your time but a few, due to the filtering process and how they were crafted can be likened to drinking a shadow and will leave you with an unsatisfied craving for more. Cheers!!

Comments

Got something to say?