2000 Sandeman Vau

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2000 Sandeman Vau

Post by djewesbury » 15:54 Sat 01 Jun 2013

2000 Sandeman Vau (double-mag into half-bottle)
A small group gathered at the Bung Hole for a blind tasting, DJ being in town for the evening. We were joined by two guests: AHB being able to join at the last minute, he was accompanied by Mrs B; DJ brought his friend Richard West.

The line-up of bottles was interesting: five were from the same year, three were the same wine and two were decanted from the same bottle.
This seemed even pinker than the actual half-bottle (second on the list above).
This was plummy on the nose - not big but much less closed than the half.
Grippy in the mouth, but not sophisticated.
I had no idea this was the same wine, from the same bottle, as no. 1 above...
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Re: 2000 Sandeman Vau (double-mag into half-bottle)

Post by AHB » 08:33 Fri 19 Jul 2013

From a double magnum but decanted into a half bottle before serving. Dark red, opaque centre, narrow transparent rim. Smooth on the nose, a little floral and sweeter than the previous two glasses. Youthful, grippy entry with plenty of fruit and tannins that need more time to weaken and soften. Dry tannins on the finish - will be a terrific port in the future. Served blind that was guessed to be a '96 Vau. 89/100.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
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