1963 Sandeman

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1963 Sandeman vintage port

Post by AHB » 23:35 Sat 11 Jul 2009

Deep red, intense colour. Showing a touch of heat on the nose but the same distinctive tones as the '70 and '77 shown alongside with eucalyptus over a sweetened redcurrant. Initially sweet in the mouth, but showing little fruit. Lots of acidity in the mix and the ghost of the old tannins. The fruit comes through strongly on the mid-palate, but it is quite hot and dry. The finish is big, showing a streak of heat but this does not detract from the fruit flavours. Dominated by brown sugar and redcurrant concentrate. Simply delicious. 94/100. Drunk 26 June 2009.
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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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1963 Sandeman vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 03:54 Sun 12 Jul 2009

S63: bright red, fading to pink at the edge. Nosing of big red fruit: strawberry and cherry. This might be a Sandeman signature. Thinner than the S77, and overwhelmed by mid-palate heat. Also rather too much acidity past its prime, alas.

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Re: 1963 Sandeman vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 04:09 Sun 12 Jul 2009

From the same tasting:

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