Bill Buitenhuys wrote:[i]Summery muscadet one day and cool weather LBV the next? And I thought our weather patterns were fickle!
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Quinta de la Rosa, nope! I too have some of the `98 Noval LBV but will hold on. The `99 has mixed reviews but Jamie Goode wrote up a good report. Only full bottles on the shelves so far, no splits yet.
Otto, I have found some `00 LBV from Churchills. Any news on this one?
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Yup, first day of chilly weather up here and I am thinking port! To be honest, probably the past week as I look over my half-bottle stash. The unfiltered Noval has been the mainstay here for years so lets check out one of the `97 LBV`s.
WTN: `97 Quinta do Noval LBV, Portugal (half).
Opened 3 hours and drunk straight from the bottle. Will decant rest tomorrow as I see big lumps of sediment up against the light (like previous bottles).
Colour. Purple tinge on the rim of a huge intense inky black centre.
Nose. Oh oh, some slight corkyness here mixed in with some oak tones. Spice, earth edge, plums but no smoke this time around. The taint distracts but we move on! (Note, are there screwcap ports out there?).
Palate. Well, its not perfect but drinkable all the same. Sweet but good balance here. Blackberry, chocolate, ripe black fruits. Cedar box, soft tannins, currents and raisin pie! Not too alcoholic as it opens, elegant mid-palate. The one LBV I could not do without!! Jamie Goode recs the newly released `99 so look out for it forumites!!
Cost is $14.00 Cdn (half).
James Roscoe wrote:Bob,
Why don't you post Roy's website in this thread? I would if I knew what it was. Of course it is linked on the Winelover's homepage. Port is a eonderful thing. Too bad my wife can't stand to be near the stuff.
Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:1) Posted just now.
2) Take some port over to the neighbours!!!
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