2003 Taylor LBV

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2003 Taylor LBV

Post by DRT » 19:35 Wed 21 Oct 2009

I first tasted this blind with a few others here in Oscar Quevedo's tasting room and all were suitably surprised and impressed when the bottle was revealed. Oscar then served it to me blind a second time on a boat on the Douro a couple of weeks ago. Again, it was impressive but I guessed it straight off purely due to the circumstances.

Today I walked into my local Tesco with some discount vouchers I had earned through their customer loyalty scheme. I walked out with seven bottles of this after taking advantage of the current £2.50 per bottle discount plus 5% discount for buying 6+ bottles, paying over £6.36 and handing over my vouchers. This is close to free port as you can get without by-passing the check-out :D

Slightly raw red fruits on the nose. Extremely dark, as you would expect from a port of this age. A lovely thick texture in the mouth with good acidity, masses of blackcurrant and a healthy dose of tannins. Some heat on the finish, wich is quite long and mouthwatering. I have been a little disappointed with the last 2001 and 2002 versions of this LBV but this is very, very good. At 91p per bottle this is quite possibly the best QPR port I have ever had!

For those without vouchers this is available from Tesco for £9.48 per bottle when you buy 6 or more bottles. £9.98 for <6 bottles. Buy some :wink:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 2003 Taylor LBV

Post by Andy Velebil » 21:02 Wed 21 Oct 2009

I've had this twice since Oscar blinded us on this in June and beoth were similar to the first. I've said it before, I'm not normally a fan of Taylor's LBV's but this one rocks. I must give kudos to TFP for the great job on an LBV. If you don't own some, go buy some for a really good daily drinker.

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