2000 Ferreira LBV Porto, DOC Douro
I may be a bit premature, writing about this bottle. Only had a few glasses for dinner - the rest in the fridge. But, 'twas a great wine, and worth noting for later if it shows differently after a few days open.
These wines are always impressive in concentration. Inky, glass-staining purple. Big nose, lots of fruit, but needs some air - we'll see if it gains more complexity. The texture in the mouth is wonderful - lots of grippy, fleshy tannins, rich fruit. Wraps around the palate beautifully. Tight without being alarming.
Blogger's note: November 6. 2009
I've finished the bottle, and am very impressed. The tannins and structure make the wine - texture is just unbelievably decadent, rich, silky, and delicious. Wonderful! Ripe fruit, rich, but perfectly balanced. Wow.