2005 Churchill LBV

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2005 Churchill LBV

Post by AHB » 00:20 Sat 11 Jul 2020

A half bottle bought direct from Churchill's during lockdown in 2020. The bottling date was not stated on the label.Deep brick red, opaque. A delicious nose of blackcurrant cordial, sweet, fruity and with lovely floral overtones. Nicely poised palate with generous levels of blackcurrant dominating intially, but patience on the palate allows the tannins and acidity to reveal themselves.The acidity in particular shows this wine is capable of aging further, but the taiins in the wine just empahsise this. The freshness on the palate from the acidity in the fruit flows very nicely onto the aftertaste and long blackcurrant finish. This is an LBV which will benefit from a further 5 years in the cellar. 87/100. Drunk 11-Jul-20 with no decanting time.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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