2000 Quinta do Noval LBV (unfiltered)

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DRT
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2000 Quinta do Noval LBV (unfiltered)

Post by DRT » 22:36 Wed 31 Oct 2007

+4 Hours
Very purple and sticky in the glass. Raw nose - very young. A little heat on the nose as I take the first sip from a huge red wine glass (the only one available in the room). Mouthfeel is mid-weight. Very tannic, which seems to be hiding lots of nice black fruit. The finish mellows into a lovely fruity sweetness that makes the cheeks water and goes on and on for a long time.

At this point this is not far away from a <5 yr old VP. Very impresive but not something I would buy again to drink now. Needs years.


+24 Hours
Still raw on the nose and still has some heat. Now has a softer and thicker mouthfeel but still very young tasting. A very nice fruity aftertaste which goes on for a long time. This seems to be a wine to try again in 5 years time.

+48 Hours
No significant diference from last night. Still raw and young on the nose, just a little softer on the mouth.

+96 Hours
Much softer on the nose and in the mouth. Good chewy texture and lots of fruit but still has that tannic dryness of youth. Revisit in 2012.

Derek
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Link to the &#64257;rst attempt at this tasting note

Post by jdaw1 » 02:32 Thu 01 Nov 2007

There should be a link to the first attempt at this tasting note.

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Post by DRT » 00:11 Sat 03 Nov 2007

Thank you, Jdaw, for providing appropriate and helpful linkage.

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Post by Axel P » 19:50 Tue 13 Nov 2007

Derek,

I had exactly the same experience from your latter notes, because I decanted my LBV 15hrs prior to the first sip. To me the Noval Unfiltered LBV was the closest a LBV ever came to a young Vintage Port of high quality.

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Post by uncle tom » 22:00 Tue 13 Nov 2007

I've just put away a dozen '97's which I got on a 'shot-to-nothing' bid - strangely shaped bottles - they taper slightly to the base, so that if you try to bin stack them, the upper layers pitch backwards.

Still a bit young to investigate - I might pop one before the year's out.

If you want some, I can supply at £5.50 each

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Post by DRT » 09:31 Thu 15 Nov 2007

Please add 3 bottles to my 3 x FG87's :roll:

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