1981 Warre LBV

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1981 Warre LBV

Post by jdaw1 » 13:14 Sat 21 Oct 2017

On Thursday 19th October 2017 a small emergency was held at the Boot & Flogger, with five attendees. The theme was ‘Mature V.P. or L.B.V.’, blind, and both types showed beautifully.

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Re: 1981 Warre LBV

Post by jdaw1 » 13:45 Sat 21 Oct 2017

W81 LBV, labelled WPS. Lovely translucent red. Early palate showing some bitterness, then sweet cherries, then a more generalised big rich sweetness.

I guessed LBV, but completely the wrong one. Other guesses were GM87 and W66. Another delicious bottle, which — by an edge — won second place.

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Re: 1981 Warre LBV

Post by flash_uk » 20:09 Sun 22 Oct 2017

35% opacity, red-brown, amber rim. Lovely rich nose, christmas cake, red fruits, strawberries and, coffee! Smooth entry, gentle heat, sweet, dry fruits. Very slight bitterness towards the finish. Very nice.

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