2001 Tesco LBV

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JacobH
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2001 Tesco LBV

Post by JacobH » 23:09 Thu 10 Jul 2008

2001 Tesco (Symington) LBV
This was another emergency purchase (I really need to get a stock of decent mid-range bottles). Not the sort of thing I usually go for, but it was the only LBV/VP in the store which I hadn’t tried so I though unknown mediocrity would be better than known mediocrity :)

24 Hours Nothing particularly distinctive on the nose: mostly red and blackcurrents. In the mouth, it is initially quite pleasant (but this goes too quickly to contemplate it in detail) before being followed by a huge tannic hit. The after-taste is pretty brief and hot.

This bottle reminds me a lot of the Tesco 1994 VP. In fact, if I am remembering it correctly, I think I would struggle to tell them apart. I don’t think I’d have another go, but as a value LBV, I think this is of a fair quality.

-Jacob

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Post by KillerB » 12:40 Fri 11 Jul 2008

Mini Julian wrote:Nothing particularly distinctive on the nose: mostly red
I have said it before and I will say it again, Port is basically a RED drink
Port is basically a red drink

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Post by JacobH » 17:18 Fri 11 Jul 2008

KillerB wrote:
JacobH wrote:Nothing particularly distinctive on the nose: mostly red
I have said it before and I will say it again, Port is basically a RED drink
Might as well stop posting all TNs and replace them with “basically red† :wink:

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Post by JacobH » 23:48 Fri 11 Jul 2008

Another day in any this has mellowed quite a bit. There’s still the tannic hit which I remember from the VP (I wonder why Tesco seems keen for their Ports to be blended in this way) but it’s an entirely acceptable Friday-night sipper.

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Post by benread » 06:53 Sat 12 Jul 2008

JacobH wrote:Another day in any this has mellowed quite a bit.
As you asked here Jacob, please note that "any" is now a "drak" colour!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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