1912 Sandeman

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1912 Sandeman

Post by jdaw1 » 22:43 Thu 28 Dec 2017

Some of the usual suspects gathered at the White Horse in Newport, Essex for the traditional Port Forum Christmas gathering to which were brought the traditional ‘Unknown shippers and their peculiar friends’. Delights of the evening included the very fine fillet steaks, the sparkling company of Jo (pub manager), Mel (on duty for the evening) and Jane the chef.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1912 Sandeman

Post by AHB » 21:49 Wed 03 Jan 2018

Deep brown, the colour of olive wood, with a green rim. Slightly harsh nose, lacking and hollow. Vigorous swirling releases a nice fresh sous bois and stewed rhubarb - sharp yet fruity. A lovely texture on entry with a surprisingly youthful mouthfeel. Full of flavour with honey and orange oil. Big and aromatic with a fruit filled palate — deep concentrated orange but with great herbal tones. A big aftertaste with masses of flavour yet full of chewy orange zest with a dry edge to the tannins. Massive length. This is an amazing port. 96/100. 21-Dec-17. Decanted 3½ 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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Dow 1980
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Re: 1912 Sandeman

Post by flash_uk » 17:45 Wed 17 Jan 2018

Brown Amber. Rich nose, molasses. Full, rich mouthfeel and wonderful fruit on the palate. Great balance and structure.

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Re: 1912 Sandeman

Post by PhilW » 10:17 Thu 18 Jan 2018

Fantastic wine; full, soft, sweet, even some backbone - delicious. I loved this wine which was in fabulous condition and delicious flavour.
rating: ex++

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