Magalhaes Late Bottled Vintage Port 2014
The 2014 Late Bottled Vintage Port Magalhães is a 60/40 blend of Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional, bottled unfiltered with a long cork and 95 grams of residual sugar. Typical of this producer, this wine is unoaked. Surprisingly, this shows rich fruit up front. That said, the impression of richness changes a bit as the wine thins out somewhat with air. The fruit is still lovely, delicious, succulent and scented with herbs and eucalyptus. It may not, however, have quite the structure or concentration as it does in some years. Overall, in a year that often presented many difficulties, this is an admirable effort at the LBV level. At least today, this drinks very well. How it ages may be another question.