2003 Taylor LBV

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Mark D
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2003 Taylor Fladgate LBV

Post by Mark D » 17:10 Wed 02 Jun 2010

Pleasant enough aroma. Mixed fruits. Some candy. Really dark purple color.

First sip, fruity and tons of licorice. Not a fan of licorice but I tasted it through and through. Kind of overwhelming. A bit of spice on the end. I dunno, this LBV feels too dominant on the licorice. If you're a fan, go for it. I expected more. Needs more balance. Fruits seem to be blackberry, dark cherry.

Not a big seller, but I usually like Taylor brands.

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AHB
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Re: 2003 Taylor Fladgate LBV

Post by AHB » 17:06 Sun 27 Jun 2010

I quite liked this port, I thought it was a step up in quality from the 2001 vintage.
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Re: 2003 Taylor Fladgate LBV

Post by Andy Velebil » 19:09 Mon 28 Jun 2010

AHB wrote:I quite liked this port, I thought it was a step up in quality from the 2001 vintage.
Same. And quite a big step up from the 2001.

Glenn E.
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Re: 2003 Taylor Fladgate LBV

Post by Glenn E. » 18:46 Sun 04 Jul 2010

One of my favorite LBVs despite being filtered. Great stuff!
Glenn Elliott

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