1986 Warre LBV

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PhilW
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1986 Warre LBV

Post by PhilW » 11:01 Fri 08 Jul 2016

Being thirsty, opened another of these. The first bottle I have been disappointed by; it has all the right flavours BUT with an overlay of... pear drops? (possibly not the right name, but you know, the red/yellow sweets we had as kids). This was decant +2h, so it might have blown off or improved by tonight, but I fear that may be wishful thinking.
Willow words tin sheep stalk either evaluate hoop?

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AHB
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Re: 1986 Warre LBV

Post by AHB » 12:11 Fri 08 Jul 2016

Pear drops is a classic sign of volatile acidity (VA). Sometimes this integrates into the wine and adds a layer of complexity that is quite enjoyable but other times it is just too intrusive and detracts from the enjoyment of a wine. Hopefully you have the former and not the latter.
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Re: 1986 Warre LBV

Post by LGTrotter » 14:15 Fri 08 Jul 2016

Perhaps they were rhubarb and custard?
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PhilW
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Re: 1986 Warre LBV

Post by PhilW » 16:32 Fri 08 Jul 2016

Definitely pear drops.
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Fingers crossed for better integration tonight per Alex's comments.
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PhilW
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Re: 1986 Warre LBV

Post by PhilW » 09:25 Sat 09 Jul 2016

No improvement after 24hrs. Still perfectly drinkable, just not the loveliness it should have been.
Rated ok (faulty).
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