1970 Sandeman

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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flash_uk
Dow 1980
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1970 Sandeman

Post by flash_uk » 12:11 Thu 10 Aug 2017

On Wednesday 9th August 2017 we gathered at The Boot & Flogger to taste some port.

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Re: 1970 Sandeman

Post by flash_uk » 12:00 Thu 17 Aug 2017

35% opacity, warm red, rim slightly brown. Velvety entry, sweetness, red fruits, crranberries and a little mocha bitterness towards the finish. Good balance, gentle tannins with the finish. I guessed D70.

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Re: 1970 Sandeman

Post by AHB » 14:41 Sat 04 Nov 2017

Lovely mature red colour, warm and cherry like in tone; 40% opaque. Herbaceous on the nose, showing some sour cranberry. Mature but still with some youth on the palate, a little restrained at first but generous levels of fruit come through on the mid-palate; fruit which is mixed with the dry texture of plum stones. This port has a delightful balance on the palate with lovely sweet plummy fruit. The finish is great, sweet and delicious with a nice length to it. This is comfort port which needs no more time in the cellar. Served blind, this was guessed to be Warre 1985. 86/100. 09-Aug-17. Decanted 11 hours.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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