[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=14020#14020]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:How can I know whether the LBV is or isn’t filtered (bottle says nothing). And does anyone have an opinion on Rainha Santa 1994 vintage port?IS Wine wrote:Barros LBV 2001, $24 (incl tax)
Rainha Santa 1994 vintage port $48 (incl tax)
Rainha Santa 10Y tawny $28 (incl tax)
Bravely bold Sir Robin rode forth from Camelot.[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=14042#14042]Here[/url] AHB wrote:I know nothing about the Rainha Santa but am interested to learn more.
He was not afraid to die, O brave Sir Robin!
He was not at all afraid to be killed in nasty ways,
Brave, brave, brave, brave Sir Robin!
Bravely, bravely, I decided to take one for the team. Oh, the courage!
So decanted early afternoon Sunday, the label saying “Bottled by Forrester & Ca†, and the 45mm-long cork lengthwise-branded a capitalised version of “Forrester Vintage 1994†. So that’s where that illustrious name has landed!
Sampled a few hours later, and a few hours after that. Very very dark, still with some purple hue. On colour alone I could have believed it to be a big big house. Sunday’s nose was still closed, though blackberries and prunes showed. To taste, horrible. A tannic monster needing another decade in the cellar, or, more time efficiently, a day in the decanter.
Today, the nose showed nothing new — some of yesterday’s blackberries and prunes, perhaps. But the taste is so peppery: this could be the spiciest vintage port I have ever sampled. Medium weight, with a slightly hollow mid-palate. Needs another half decade at least in the cellar. Very reasonable at the price.