2010 Sandeman LBV

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Tarne
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2010 Sandeman LBV

Post by Tarne » 20:15 Tue 10 Dec 2019

Unfiltered and bottled in 2014. Very dark ruby almost black.

Ripe black fruits and chocolate were the most dominant aromas with hints of mint and pepper. Full bodied with medium heat and a long finish. 
I'm still relatively new to this lark but from the notes of my first tasting of this wine in 2016 its clear it has developed to become more complex and much more pleasing.
 
My inexperience has fed a lurking (but perhaps unfounded) concern that LBV's have a greater propensity to crash. However, I'm pleased to think this wine has legs and hopefully may well improve further.

A real disappointment is that I now only have 9 bottles left. The first I opened for this tasting was corked and its loss challenged my traditional view that closures should be natural cork - in the grand scheme of things its mere bagatelle but what a rotten waste of a wonderful wine!  
   

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