Bottled in 2006.
Small amount of sediment, as fine as dust. Opaque dark red. Remarkable sour nose of lime, blackberries, gooseberries. Medium sweet taste of blackberries, cherries, redcurrant with a hint of banana.
Reasonable long aftertaste.
Nose opening up more, with the initial sourness slowly blowing off. Plum and prune added to the nose and palette. Some raisin.
Slightly mineral aftertaste. Small amount of tannins.
Coffee comming into the nose, while the sourness has completely vanished!
What a nice port! The palette has gained in richness with a slight hint of orange and grenadine. Still medium sweet but has developped a longer aftertaste. Tannins are a bit more prominent, but still subtle.
Lovely rich and well ballanced palette. Blueberries and strawberries added. Ideal decanting time?
Still going strong with a hint of apple thrown into the palette. It's getting a bit sweeter. Aftertaste is still lengthening.
It's a shame I won't be able to see whether it will continue to develop, because this bottle is gone. Lovely LBV!
This LBV might improve slightly over the next few years, but is already a lovely medium sweet port with a rich palette. Allow at least 12-15 hours of decanting time.
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