Tuesday, November 3, 2009

2000 Douro

2000 Ferreira LBV

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.

DF

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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.

2 comments:

  1. hav you heard about how ed the owner of flat rock cellars is offering a wine boot camp that allows you to pick grapes, sort them, stir the wine as it ferments and do tastings w/ a bottle at the end.. all for $200

    i keep forgetting to call u to hang.. next time..

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