Croft LBV was developed to satisfy the demand for a high quality ready to drink alternative to Vintage Port for everyday consumption. Unlike Vintage Port, which is bottled after only two years in wood and ages in bottle, LBV is bottled after four to six years and is ready to drink when bottled.
The wines used to blend Croft LBV are drawn from a reserve of some of the best full bodied red Ports, from a single year. These wines are aged in wood and then blended after four to six years. The blending process ensures that the wine is balanced and complete and that there is continuity of style in relation to previous Croft LBVs.