2003 Taylor LBV

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply
User avatar
g-man
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3339
Joined: 13:50 Wed 24 Oct 2007
Location: NYC
Contact:

2003 Taylor LBV

Post by g-man » 00:54 Wed 18 Mar 2009

2003 Taylor Fladgate LBV Bottled in 2008
Popped and poured.

dark opaque purple.

muted but slightly spirity nose with some red fruit

Sweet spicy christmas cake with a dark chocolate covered prunes that finishes with a bit of plastic, slight burnt wood and raw coffee beans that lasts 25 seconds.

I'll give it some time.
Disclosure: Distributor of Quevedo wines and Quinta do Gomariz

User avatar
g-man
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3339
Joined: 13:50 Wed 24 Oct 2007
Location: NYC
Contact:

Re: 2003 Taylor Fladgate LBV Bottled in 2008

Post by g-man » 01:42 Wed 18 Mar 2009

Couldn't wait,

stuck it through the vinturi device

orange peel fruit with some spirits on the nose

almost the same tastes, but a bit more tannins now, the finish is a bit more bitter

will retaste tomorrow but so far, I'm not a fan
Disclosure: Distributor of Quevedo wines and Quinta do Gomariz

User avatar
g-man
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3339
Joined: 13:50 Wed 24 Oct 2007
Location: NYC
Contact:

Re: 2003 Taylor Fladgate LBV Bottled in 2008

Post by g-man » 02:43 Thu 19 Mar 2009

some slight blueberry, but it's disjointed

blue berry, like a cheap ruby with slightly more acidity.

From the few LBVs I've had, taylor needs to stop making LBVs
Disclosure: Distributor of Quevedo wines and Quinta do Gomariz

Glenn E.
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3329
Joined: 22:27 Wed 09 Jul 2008
Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Re: 2003 Taylor Fladgate LBV Bottled in 2008

Post by Glenn E. » 23:14 Thu 19 Mar 2009

g-man wrote:From the few LBVs I've had, taylor needs to stop making LBVs
Funny that you should say that, as this is probably my favorite LBV. I first tried it at a local store's tasting class and purchased a bottle, then went back later and purchased 3 more. I thought it was delicious as a daily drinker.

The spicy Christmas cake and chocolate sounds familiar, though as I recall I noted it as milk chocolate. Blueberry also sounds familiar. But from the plastic, burnt wood, and raw coffee beans I wonder if your bottle was somehow damaged?
Glenn Elliott

User avatar
g-man
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3339
Joined: 13:50 Wed 24 Oct 2007
Location: NYC
Contact:

Re: 2003 Taylor Fladgate LBV Bottled in 2008

Post by g-man » 02:42 Fri 20 Mar 2009

Glenn E. wrote:
g-man wrote:From the few LBVs I've had, taylor needs to stop making LBVs
Funny that you should say that, as this is probably my favorite LBV. I first tried it at a local store's tasting class and purchased a bottle, then went back later and purchased 3 more. I thought it was delicious as a daily drinker.

The spicy Christmas cake and chocolate sounds familiar, though as I recall I noted it as milk chocolate. Blueberry also sounds familiar. But from the plastic, burnt wood, and raw coffee beans I wonder if your bottle was somehow damaged?
yea possibly.. this bottle was upright and the store was warm but being a 08 bottle, I dunno maybe 6-8 months of possible damage?

will try another bottle somewhere else
Disclosure: Distributor of Quevedo wines and Quinta do Gomariz

User avatar
g-man
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3339
Joined: 13:50 Wed 24 Oct 2007
Location: NYC
Contact:

Re: 2003 Taylor Fladgate LBV Bottled in 2008

Post by g-man » 02:22 Wed 25 Mar 2009

6 days later.

spicy currant nose, i've noticed it went from purple fruit over to red fruit.

sweet medium bodied blueberry christmas cake, the bitterness on the finish transformed into grape stem tannins with a red fruits.

This has lost some body but has turned pretty enjoyable after losing the weird finish.

89/100.
Disclosure: Distributor of Quevedo wines and Quinta do Gomariz

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests