Bob Parsons Alberta wrote:WTN: 2000 Jose Maria da Fonseca & Van Zeller LBV Port.
Quite drinkable still, nice layers of fruits here. Lasted very well over 4 days but best on day 3.
Bob Parsons Alberta wrote:Good to hear from you Joe, thought you might pop in
Regular cork. In many ways have to agree with you regards JM. I have not seen that many VZ wines here.
David M. Bueker wrote:LBVs can hold up decently. I don't find that they improve at all with time in bottle, though I have virtually zero experience with "unfiltered" LBVs (which supposedly handle age better).
Tim - I am a very big fan of Tawny Port, though I will say that despite some magnificent Tawnies, I have never had one that approached the very best aged VPs. Note that I am setting that bar with Ports such as '45 Taylor, '70 Dow and '85 Fonseca. It's a high bar.