2002 Cruz LBV

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griff
Warre’s Traditional LBV
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2002 Cruz LBV

Post by griff » 18:57 Sat 31 Dec 2011

Bottled after four years according to the blurb. Dense black robe with magenta tints. Wild dark savoury nose. Fleshy slightly forward palate of mulberries and anise. Tannins fine and build on the finish. A little heat afterwards but otherwise a rather excellent LBV. Settles over two days and the heat is now integrated. Reminds me a little of the 2004 Quinta do Noval LBV.

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RAYC
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 2002 Cruz LBV

Post by RAYC » 20:35 Wed 04 Jan 2012

I also had this on New Year's Eve, and was very pleasantly suprised.

It followed a rather good Fonseca 83 that was emptied well before midnight - a friend then brought this bottle out and if i am honest i didn't hold out much hope that it would be particularly good.

To my surprise that it was really rather tasty and gluggable.

Driven cork so i suspect that it is an unfiltered lbv - must look closely at label next time.
Rob C.

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Re: 2002 Cruz LBV

Post by griff » 16:52 Thu 12 Jan 2012

I had a look at the time but couldn't see the words unfiltered. With the tannins and the full cork I can only agree with your conclusion.

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RAYC
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Re: 2002 Cruz LBV

Post by RAYC » 16:54 Thu 12 Jan 2012

Do you know whether it bore the words "bottle matured"?

That would also suggest unfiltered, as i don't know why you'd bother with the expense of holding filtered stock in bottle for three years before selling!
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