2011 Sandeman LBV

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2011 Sandeman LBV

Post by flash_uk » 13:39 Tue 26 Jul 2016

Where: The Boot & Flogger 10-20 Redcross Way, SE1 1TA
When: 18h30 on Wednesday 20th July
What: Anything But Vintage III

A few of us gathered to sample some things which were not Vintage Port.

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Re: 2011 Sandeman LBV

Post by AHB » 18:09 Tue 16 Aug 2016

Bottled 2015. Deep crimson colour, opaque and with a narrow rim. Subdued nose but some hard swirling coaxes out some ripe blackcurrant and sour lemon juice. Punchy and powerful entry; a good dose of acidity leads a strong tannin backed, blackcurrant fronted palate. Massive late palate with a huge tannic grip. Chewy toasted tannins dominate the aftertaste and deliver a big blackcurrant finish that slowly changes to black chocolate. This is a big and powerful port that needs a decade or two in the cellar. 92/100.
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