1994 Warre LBV

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1994 Warre LBV

Post by AHB » 23:13 Thu 12 Mar 2015

Traditional LBV, bottled 1998. Deep red, opaque; still quite youthful. A lovely nose of soft blackcurrant and roasted hazelnuts, a delicious smell. Full bodied and fruity on the palate, with a vibrant acidity that keeps the fruit focused and concentrated. Still surprisingly primary fruit and with a generous dose of coffee-flavoured tannins. A great mouthful of flavour. The acidity shows again on the aftertaste and really makes the mouth water before giving way to a long, black chocolate and bitter-sweet blackcurrants. Very flavoursome and very fine port, medium weight but full-bodied and extremely tasty! 92/100. Drunk 06-Mar-15. Pop 'n' Pour.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
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Re: 1994 Warre LBV

Post by AW77 » 23:32 Thu 12 Mar 2015

AHB wrote: medium weight but full-bodied
A very fine tasting note that makes you want to have a glass too. One question though: isn't "medium weight but full-bodied" a contradiction?
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Re: 1994 Warre LBV

Post by John M » 13:36 Fri 13 Mar 2015

Nice Note---even better because I just acquired 3 bottles of this!

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Re: 1994 Warre LBV

Post by AHB » 00:58 Sat 14 Mar 2015

AW77 wrote:
AHB wrote: medium weight but full-bodied
A very fine tasting note that makes you want to have a glass too. One question though: isn't "medium weight but full-bodied" a contradiction?
What I was trying to convey was that there was plenty of texture and physical density (the medium weight reference) but that there was also lots of extraction of fruit and burly flavours (full-bodied). It was a slightly odd combination, but one which worked very well.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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