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WTN: Luis Pato drink-UP

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WTN: Luis Pato drink-UP

by Mark S » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:49 pm

Luis Pato, Bairrada, vinho tinto, 1998
From a local shop purchase this past weekend. Not sure if this has seen better days or not, but it's probably drinking at peak right now. Texturally similar to an old-styled Rioja or nebbiolo, there is not a lot of fruit with this weaving prune and sour cherry mash with the stinky-cheese aromas and salt-encrusted leather saddle notes. There is high-toned florality, flirting so close with outright volatility (ala Musar) but never completely going that route all out. Whopping TONS of sediment. This must have been stored upside-down, because I've never seen a neck black from sediment paste before. 13% I'm thinking it's showing all it has right now. Decant and drink up. B+
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Re: WTN: Luis Pato drink-UP

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:13 am

Pato, you got my attention!! I have never been able to keep my wines from Luis that long.
On another forum, someone has questioned the vintage year conditions?

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