2004 Quinta da Gaivosa LBV

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2004 Quinta da Gaivosa LBV

Post by jdaw1 » 21:42 Wed 13 Feb 2013

2004 Quinta da Gaivosa LBV (bot 2009)
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Re: 2004 Quinta da Gaivosa LBV (bot 2009)

Post by jdaw1 » 22:26 Wed 13 Feb 2013

I went to the Connaught Hotel to see their old wine lists, and the sommelier, Hugues Lepin, gave me this bottle. Thank you.

2004 Gaivosa LBV. Decanted 5pm. Dar red, 70% opaque. Big taste. Heat early and mid palate. Lots of dark fruit. Plum, tannic structure, milk chocolate. My third-best WOTN, behind T80 and W60.

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Re: 2004 Quinta da Gaivosa LBV (bot 2009)

Post by AHB » 07:55 Sun 14 Apr 2013

Bottled 2009. Deep red, with a clear rim and a centre that was 95% opaque. Youthful and vibrant on the nose, with plenty of youthful fruit. Modest entry, gentle fruit in early maturity. Lots of heat on the mid-palate, but with an enjoyable milk-chocolate core. Generous acidity supports the structure. A pleasant aftertaste and finish of mildly dirty fruit. Very enjoyable. Served blind, this was guessed to be Offley 1989. 86/100. Decanted 3½ hours.
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