Warre 1995 LBV: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Warre 1995 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: Deep purple. Dark and fresh cherries on the nose. In the mouth, some more, dense fruit. Slightly mellowed with age, with a few tannins remaining. Reminds me of some of the Warre Vintage Port from the 1980s. Sugar is quite subdued and acidity is not pronounced. Very nice, supple, wine which in five years or so will probably be like a completely mature Vintage Port but extremely drinkable now.

Tasted at: TPF LBV Tasting II

Date: 28th January 2011

Rated*: C-

* 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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