1995 Warre LBV

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KillerB
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1995 Warre LBV

Post by KillerB » 02:27 Sun 06 Feb 2011

From the LBV Old and New - part 2 tasting:
The cheapest bottle on show, having been bought for £5 from Asda a few years ago. So, unsurprisingly, wine of the night. A dark, thick looking wine with a slightly medicinal nose but not over-powering. Chewy dark fruits in the mouth, especially cherries. Far too young but genuinely enjoyable - better than many a VP.
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Re: 1995 Warre LBV

Post by DRT » 01:56 Mon 07 Feb 2011

Dark red. Red cherry nose. Very smooth entry with dark fruits, good tannins and not ready to drink. Needs at least 5 years.

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Re: 1995 Warre LBV

Post by AHB » 15:27 Mon 07 Feb 2011

Almost opaque, but not quite; a lovely deep red. Quite empty on the nose, but swirling releases some astringent blackcurrant. Empty initial impact on the mouth, but this grows into very fruity and surprsingly tannic blackcurrant beast. The blackcurrants dominate the aftertaste and fade to reveal sweet, dark chocolate. 86/100.
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