1997 Sandeman

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1997 Sandeman

Post by AHB » 22:19 Tue 31 Oct 2017

Tasted at the Confraria dinner. A second bottle tasted after the first spoiled bottle. Similar appearance to the previous bottle but this one is fresh on the nose with plenty of fruit. The fresh fruit comes through on the palate, supported by chalky tannins and a nice focusing acidity. Spicy and hot on the aftertaste with a good chocolate and sour cherry finish. Will be better in 10 years. 87/100. 22-Jun-17. Decanted 12 hours.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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