1999 Warre LBV

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1999 Warre LBV

Post by AHB » 23:46 Sat 03 Nov 2007

Filtered style of LBV. Solid red, opaque, just a touch of bricking on the edge. Cloudy appearance, which is interesting considering this is a filtered port. Tasted on a pop 'n' pour basis on a flight from LA back to London.

Youthful nose, with blackcurrants and blackberries dominating over a hint of mint. Initially dry in the mouth but slowly delivers the fruit promised on the nose. Some air in the midpalate suddenly brings this port to live with a vivacity of fruit wound around a fierce acidic core. Lovely coffee aftertaste that is probably the best feature of this port that lasts a surprising time. Fruity, nice complexity and with a great aftertaste this is a very good filtered LBV and has the tannins and acidity to improve for a good few years. 89/100
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Being tasted at reduced air pressure, all the better

Post by jdaw1 » 03:12 Sun 04 Nov 2007

Being tasted at reduced air pressure, all the more impressive.

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