1995 Warre LBV (unfiltered)

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1995 Warre LBV (unfiltered)

Post by AHB » 19:58 Fri 02 May 2008

1995 Warre traditional LBV
One of the scarce few bottles I managed to buy from Asda's crazy £5 sale in April 2007. The other six are safely locked away in a mine in Wiltshire.

Decanted off a disappointingly small amount of fine sediment. Deep red in colour, pretty much opaque in the centre. Smells strongly of blackcurrants and a streak of mint. A little thin in texture in the mouth but full of fruit flavours. Still soft tannins in the wine and with a softly acid structure that complements the fruit nicely. A good, raisiny aftertaste that lasts a long time.

This is a very decent LBV, but is going to be even better in 5-10 years. I need to try and leave the other 6 bottles alone until their 21st birthday. Then they will be exquisite.

2 hours in the decanter. Drunk 2/5/08. 90/100.
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Post by AHB » 20:00 Fri 02 May 2008

I ought to add that (a) the Vesuvio 1990 is next on death row and (b) I did this LBV absolutely no favours by finishing off the last glass of the Graham 1977 before tasting this for the first time.

Alex
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Post by DRT » 20:42 Fri 02 May 2008

AHB wrote:I did this LBV absolutely no favours by finishing off the last glass of the Graham 1977 before tasting this for the first time.
But didn't we all agree that Graham's 1977 is absolutely horrid and Jdaw needs to off-load his excess bottles as soon as possible :roll: :wink:

Derek

PS: I took exactly the same approach with my WLBV95s - all of which are now in storage and will stay there for 5 to 10 years, some longer than that. Fortunately for me, I have slightly more than 6 :wink:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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I’ll part with dozen of my G77s: you are getting them cheap

Post by jdaw1 » 21:28 Fri 02 May 2008

I’ll part with dozen of my G77s: you are getting them cheaply. (Being apart from one’s port makes it harder to track these things.)

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Post by AHB » 19:35 Sun 04 May 2008

I'm finishing the Warre tonight, and not enjoying it greatly. Odd as it may be for me to say - this is too young to be enjoyable. It seems to be in that awkward place between the youthful, exuberant fruitiness that I enjoy and the refined, elegant maturity that I also enjoy.

I'm glad I drank it, but I shan't open another for at least 5 years.
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