1994 Rozes LBV (unfiltered)

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g-man
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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1994 Rozes LBV (unfiltered)

Post by g-man » 02:38 Sun 09 Mar 2008

No decant drank immediately.

clear reddish purple with a hint of brown
very pleasant nose of stewed red fruits, cinnamon, hint of mint.

mouth feel of sweet red cherries, prunes with a hint of an herbally component (leaning towards anise). medium body and hot. Needs to blow off that alcohol.

slightly bitter milk chocolate finish of 20-30 seconds

not a bad port at all and worth the 20$ US paid for. 88pts.


3 hours later
the alcohol has melded better, the tannins are softer. The fruit and nose is still there.
will try again tomorrow night.

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Post by g-man » 00:29 Mon 10 Mar 2008

21 hours later

florally nose of rose petals with a stewed sour cherry and mint.

sweet red prunes and cherries, a nice spiciness came out, medium body still but slight lighter no more herbalness. Alcohol has melded very well.
with a fine smooth milk chocolate finish of 30 seconds.

I like this a lot at 21 hours, 91 pts.

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Post by RonnieRoots » 08:32 Mon 10 Mar 2008

I suspect this was the unfiltered bottling of Rozes? (They make both.)

I've had several vintages of the unfiltered Rozes and every time I was very much suprised by it. Really good ports with good ageing potential.

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Post by g-man » 00:08 Tue 11 Mar 2008

yea the rozes unfiltered special edition.

at 40 hours, this port while still nice is starting to lose some fruit. the nose is starting to show a little greeness as is the body. While still sweet, you can start tasting a decrease in fruit.

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Post by Axel P » 14:22 Tue 11 Mar 2008

As I just had the 97 unfiltered LBV close to the 97 VP I could only say this: an exellent LBV, but a fairly weak VP. I think this is the line at Rozes. They take extremely care with their (unfiltered) LBVs, but the VPs often lack concentration and depth.

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Post by g-man » 01:13 Wed 12 Mar 2008

first time trying rozes was pretty impressed with teh lbv.

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