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Taylor's LBV

Posted: 21:36 Sun 08 Apr 2018
by JB vintage
I noticed that my rank is "Taylor’s LBV". This status impels me to write about my last tasting. We had a tasting at a port wine friend who offered us a spectacular and surprising tasting of Taylor's LBV. We are devoted Vintage lovers but this LBV tasting showed some surprising longevity of some LBV.

We tasted:
1) Taylor's 1981 LBV (bottle opened for 4 days)
2) Taylor's 1981 LBV (bottle opened the same day)
3) Taylor's 1994 LBV
4) Taylor's 1974 LBV
5) Taylor's 1972 LBV

1981 was the best of the lot but 1974 was surprisingly good for being from such a bad year. 1994 was the disappointment but that might have been a less perfect bottle.

Re: RE: Taylor's LBV

Posted: 23:22 Sun 08 Apr 2018
by DaveRL
JB vintage wrote:I noticed that my rank is "Taylor’s LBV". This status impels me to write about my last tasting. We had a tasting at a port wine friend who offered us a spectacular and surprising tasting of Taylor's LBV. We are devoted Vintage lovers but this LBV tasting showed some surprising longevity of some LBV.

We tasted:
1) Taylor's 1981 LBV (bottle opened for 4 days)
2) Taylor's 1981 LBV (bottle opened the same day)
3) Taylor's 1994 LBV
4) Taylor's 1974 LBV
5) Taylor's 1972 LBV

1981 was the best of the lot but 1974 was surprisingly good for being from such a bad year. 1994 was the disappointment but that might have been a less perfect bottle.
I had T94 LBV a few years ago and it was very good. Light, but tasty.

Re: Taylor's LBV

Posted: 12:50 Mon 16 Apr 2018
by AHB
We're convinced of the merits of ageing LBV beyond its normal parameters. I have a case or two of Croft 2004 LBV in half bottles that was sold very cheaply in 2009-10 by one of the UK supermarkets. While now starting to show its age, I still enjoy these.

In addition, we occasionally come across auction lots of aged LBV - recently some 1969 Warre LBV came onto the market. While I've not tasted anything that old, we regularly enjoy LBV ports from the 1980s.