2006 Calem LBV

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WineLoverPT
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2006 Calem LBV

Post by WineLoverPT » 12:01 Fri 11 Jul 2014

Stopper style cork
15.99 euros

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Decanted at 1pm: At the red end of purple. Thick, reasonably powerful blackcurrant, decent but not overpowering heat, not much finish.
D + 6: Strange - I poured a small taster - hot hot hot with a side order of hot. 10 minutes later a lot of that heat has gone - there’s still a warm feeling in the stomach, but warm rather than hot. Nice, fruity, still with a somewhat short finish. Ever the scientific investigator, I tried the same again, after dinner - hot until after 10 minutes glass time. I don’t know what, if anything, that indicates.
D + 24: Pretty much as yesterday - nice for a cold winter evening in front of the fire (here in the Alentejo it’s 34°C in the shade right now!)
D + 32: Long, pink legs - just enough of an edge - thick and fruity, but with serious fire in the stomach.
D + 48: Little change - rich and smooth, a little less heat, and without much of a finish.

This is a much more "serious" wine than the 2 previous (supermarket own-brand) LBVs I've had recently, but I think I prefer the Pingo Doce, very slightly, to this.

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Re: 2006 Calem LBV

Post by AHB » 14:20 Fri 11 Jul 2014

When it's as hot as 34C, I quite like a young LBV or VP drunk chilled from the fridge. I find this quite refreshing.
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Re: 2006 Calem LBV

Post by WineLoverPT » 19:24 Fri 11 Jul 2014

This is my (un-)patented method ...

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One wine decanter, one port decanter in a cool box - a couple of frozen "ice blocks" over a couple of hours brings everything down to a nice temperature - 4 ice blocks if I'm looking to get it colder or it's particularly hot (in the 40s).

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Re: 2006 Calem LBV

Post by djewesbury » 19:44 Fri 11 Jul 2014

And very pretty it is too. Cheers!
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