1989 Burmester LBV (unfiltered)

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uncle tom
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1989 Burmester LBV (unfiltered)

Post by uncle tom » 22:35 Mon 15 Oct 2007

After an unproductive day - given the time of year for yours truly.. - I didn't feel I owed myself anything special for the next bottle - especially as I'd had the pleasure of 69yr old and 101yr old colheitas over the weekend (kind courtesy of Roy Hersh)

I didn't expect much from this, given that Burmester have little reputation for anything other than aged tawnies..

..but we can all be wrong..!

Loads of sediment, a gorgeous nutty aroma as I decanted, and a really well balanced first glass straight after decanting, soft with raisiny, nutty notes - gorgeous!

Can this improve further? - it's already on course to claim the prize for my best ever LBV..

..more anon

Tom
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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Post by RonnieRoots » 09:48 Tue 16 Oct 2007

It will be interesting to see how this one develops. I've had quite a share of older Burmester LBV's, and found they reach their peak around 10 years of age. The 1989 that we had (about a year or maybe two ago) was mostly bitter and old.

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Post by uncle tom » 16:13 Tue 16 Oct 2007

Very little evolution in decanter - I suspect the oxidative ageing a good LBV gets in barrel serves to make air exposure after decanting less significant.

This is an excellent wine for it's class - on a par with a seven point VP.

I'd judge that this wine has several more years of peak drinking left - if only I had more bottles... :(

Tom
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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