Quinta do Crasto 1999 LBV: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Quinta do Crasto 1999 LBV. Apologies if the notes are brief (or non-existent); they are mainly recorded for my benefit with public distribution being a secondary priority!

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The Notes

Tasting 1

Notes: An unfiltered LBV in a half-bottles. Colour is still dark but not entirely opaque, lighting to a dark rusty colour at the rim. An hour after decanting: quite pleasant on the nose: a rich aroma with some cherries and a little rosewater. This carries on into the initial taste in the mouth, which is then followed by a bit of peppery heat. The after-taste is short but pleasant. A combination of licorice and almonds. Reading back through my notes of the 2001, the initial wateriness of this seems comparable. Fine but not great.

No rating.

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