Warre 2003 LBV: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Warre 2003 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: Quite a lot of sediment. Reddish and almost translucent throughout. Rather nice on the nose. Good “Porty” smell; some red fruits and black currants. In the mouth, a little disappointing muted. No notable hit of fruit nor sugar on first tasting. In the middle, an absence of acidity and tannins is obvious. However, the flavours don’t then turn into something more exciting and become slightly astringent and grippy. The aftertaste is long and fine, however. Probably needs more time.

Date: 4th January 2018

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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