2010 Taylor LBV

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2010 Taylor LBV

Post by AHB » 22:16 Fri 06 Jan 2017

Bottled 2015. The half bottle given as a welcome gift when checking in to the Yeatman in June 2016 for the Sao Joao festival.

Deep garnet in colour, opaque. Sweet black cherries and bramble fruit on the nose with a touch of fresh sage. Modest flavour entry but builds up nicely on the mid palate with generous black cherry coming through. The late palate has some active tannins but most of the structure comes from the high levels of acidity. The acidity generates a bit of a burn on the aftertaste, but quickly settles down to allow the sweet black cherry and green wood to deliver a long and fine finish. Good port with the benefit of a bit of extra bottle age. 85/100. Opened 06-Jan-17. Pop 'n' pour.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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