Ruby Ports, like Late Bottle Vintage (LBV), have rich colour and body, a fine aroma and taste. Their fruit character will range from bright, fresh red fruits in younger rubies to darker, mellow fruit .
Ruby port, with its firm tannins and concentrated fruitiness, is the style most suited for the classic port and cheese combination. It is particularly good with blue-veined and richly flavoured soft cheeses. It is also delicious with bitter chocolate.
Press Review: “Smells like a handful of currants, with a good whack of spice. On the palate, it’s a very winey Port, with a big rush of fruit up front, backed up by a spicy, nutty finish. Well balanced and with good weight, a well considered all-rounder (Hospitality, August 2011, New Zealand).