1997 Sandeman Vau

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1997 Sandeman Vau

Post by AHB » 22:22 Tue 31 Oct 2017

Tasted at the Confraria dinner. Two double magnums were tasted side-by-side, one matured in the UK and the other matured in the Sandeman cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. This bottle was matured in the UK. Deep red, baked nose perhaps a little madeirised. Sharp and disjointed on the palate with the bake showing through. Out of balance but drinkable - just. 75/100. 22-Jun-17. Decanted 12 hours.
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