Eye: Deep Purplish
Nose: Intense alcohol and raisin upon opening. Reduced to raisin and sugarish nose after 2 days
Front Palate: Big fat sugary coating your tongue.
Mid Palate: sticky raisin coating your tongue
End Palate: short to medium finish.
Value: not good value.
Verdict: I have never been a great fan of port. I had tried Croft’s 1977, Dow’s 1975, Dow’s 20 yo tawny and now this LBV 2001 from Taylor’s. None of them had impressed me too much. Probably i do not fancy the overpowering alcohol and raisin sugar that just lacking in finess, elegance and complexity. I do not like this LBV straight from the bottle but after 2 days sitting in the fridge, i do enjoy it slightly better as the alcohol heat has reduced significantly.
Why spend on port when u could get better red/whites out there at this price?