NV Sandeman Ruby 3*

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AHB
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NV Sandeman Ruby 3*

Post by AHB » 23:41 Sat 11 Jul 2009

Sandeman 3* Ruby Port, believed to have been bottled before 1932 when the Don logo started to be used on the bottles. Slightly cloudy, a very pale brown - almost the colour of butterscotch. A maderised nose, showing caramelised sugar and black treacle. A much more pleasant palate than nose, showing oranges and marmalade and with a quince bitterness. Lively acidity keeps the wine together. A pleasant and lingering aftertaste, full of bitter oranges and of a very good length. Faded and elderly - and surprisingly drinkable. The nose did improve in the glass over a couple of hours. 83/100. Drunk 26 June 2009.
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Re: NV Sandeman 3* ruby port

Post by jdaw1 » 04:03 Sun 12 Jul 2009

≤1932 Sandeman Ruby: horrible to behold. Cloudy brown-orange. Nosing of Madeira, oranges, sugar (AHB rightly said ‟butterscotch”). Not unpleasant”šnot much at all. To taste light. Lots of heat, gaining strength with time. Reminded me of Bg63. Actually very long and very drinkable.

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Re: NV Sandeman 3* ruby port

Post by jdaw1 » 04:10 Sun 12 Jul 2009

From the same tasting:

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