Taylor 2005 LBV: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Taylor 2005 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: Fine but unexciting. A lot of this went into mulled wine / smoking bishop / general cooking.

Rated*: P


Tasting 2

Notes: Dark in the middle, fading to a red/purple edge. Some sediment, surprisingly for a filtered LBV. Nose is quite alcoholic or spirity but otherwise good. In the mouth, initially very attractive with lots of fruit but followed by quite a lot of spirit. Short aftertaste; slightly astringent with a little acidity and tannin. Not great but this might be because it is on the threshold between being young and mature?

Date: 1st October 2019

Rated*: P-

* A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: N—No; P—Possibly; or C—Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.

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