2003 Warre LBV

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2003 Warre LBV

Post by AHB » 15:10 Sat 26 Jul 2014

Bottle matured LBV bottled in 2007, bought from Waitrose in 2014 for £20. Decanted off a significant amount of fine, purple sludge. Deep red, but with no purple in the shade; 90% opaque. Quite a youthful nose, a touch aggressive and acidic but with good blackcurrant fruit (and a tiny touch of bottle stink). Assertive fruit with a powerful tannic core. Good fruit dominated palate with a nice presence that grows and delivers in multiple layers. The acidity shows on the finish (ouch!) but leaves a very well balanced and very long finish of blackcurrants and pure cocoa. Good, but to my taste it will be better in 10 years. 87/100. Drunk 24-Jul-14. Decanted 36 hours.
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