2009 Maynard LBV (unfiltered)

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djewesbury
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2009 Maynard LBV (unfiltered)

Post by djewesbury » 22:59 Sat 20 Sep 2014

From Aldi in Maynooth, with assistance from Justin K. Made by Alváro Van Zeller.

Deep purple, light pink rim, about 80% opaque.

Nose quite simple, cedar and a little cigar ash but mainly just black cherries.

Fruit pleasant, light and acidic and not cloying though a little jammy. Very dry mid-palate, good tannins giving it structure in the front of the mouth, on the tongue, on the gums; a little pepperiness but no excessive heat. Finish is long, blackcurrants and acid, tannins.

It's perhaps a little bitter at present (bitter acid rather than a coffee bitterness) but it has good body and mouthfeel, good structure and some depth.
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Re: 2009 Maynard's unfiltered LBV

Post by LGTrotter » 23:02 Sat 20 Sep 2014

Aldi? This is the beginning of the end, if not the end itself.

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Re: 2009 Maynard's unfiltered LBV

Post by djewesbury » 23:07 Sat 20 Sep 2014

Not at all. It's decent stuff. Search the forum for Justin's question about this bottle and Alex's informative reply.
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Re: 2009 Maynard's unfiltered LBV

Post by AW77 » 23:51 Sat 20 Sep 2014

Hm, why does Aldi have only Royal Oporto Ruby in it's homeland? :evil:
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Re: 2009 Maynard's unfiltered LBV

Post by LGTrotter » 00:21 Sun 21 Sep 2014

Apologies; it was merely a cri du coeur.

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Re: 2009 Maynard's unfiltered LBV

Post by djewesbury » 11:16 Sun 21 Sep 2014

Sorry André! Perhaps Owen can find you a bottle or two in his local Aldi, when he's not watching The Only Way is Essex!
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Re: 2009 Maynard's unfiltered LBV

Post by djewesbury » 00:44 Mon 22 Sep 2014

This tastes better a day later. It seems less jaggedly bitter and a little softer, still with good, well-defined acid though.
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