2009 Taylor LBV

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AHB
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2009 Taylor LBV

Post by AHB » 21:54 Wed 28 May 2014

Bottled 2014. Youthful in colour. Hard on the nose, some fruit but very restrained. Slow to develop on the palate but eventually shows plenty of fruit and astonishingly powerful tannins to the extent of being rather unbalanced at the moment. However, the sheer tanninc power does lead to a great volume finish. It will be interesting to see how this develops over the next year or two. 87/100. Drunk 24-Apr-14 at BFT5.
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Re: 2009 Taylor LBV

Post by griff » 10:28 Sun 01 Jun 2014

AHB wrote:Bottled 2014. Youthful in colour. Hard on the nose, some fruit but very restrained. Slow to develop on the palate but eventually shows plenty of fruit and astonishingly powerful tannins to the extent of being rather unbalanced at the moment. However, the sheer tanninc power does lead to a great volume finish. It will be interesting to see how this develops over the next year or two. 87/100. Drunk 24-Apr-14 at BFT5.
I have noted recent vintages of Taylors LBV ports to be quite smooth; more of a drink now category. This sounds atypical and hopefully a change in style. I shall look out for it as it filters through the distribution chain.

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