2005 Andresen LBV (unfiltered)

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KillerB
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2005 Andresen LBV (unfiltered)

Post by KillerB » 02:34 Sun 06 Feb 2011

From the LBV Old and New - part 2 tasting:
Extremely dark in all sorts of ways. The death-metal contribution of the night but valid in all sorts if ways. Came a comfortable third after the Warres in WOTN with heavy dark fruits and big structure. Excellent addition to the trad LBV selection and great choice.
Port is basically a red drink

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Re: 2005 Andreson LBV

Post by DRT » 01:59 Mon 07 Feb 2011

Very dark with bright red at the edge. Vanilla nose. Quite raw, lots of red fruit and big tannin. A bit disjointed.
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Re: 2005 Andreson LBV

Post by AHB » 15:28 Mon 07 Feb 2011

Bottled unfiltered in 2010. Deep red in colour and completely opaque. Lovely open and attractive nose, full of youthful fruit that is just starting to soften with early maturity. Soft and silky impact; full of tannins that grab the tongue. Lots of fruit on the palate. Dry aftertaste, a bit hollow, but this opens to a deep, dry and intense - but very short - finish. Tasty and enjoyable now and a wine which will be better in 2-5 years; but not a great wine. 83/100.
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