1970 Sandeman

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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g-man
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1970 Sandeman Vintage Port

Post by g-man » 21:30 Tue 21 Jul 2009

Clear ruby that's starting to brick through out.

Nose of curry spices and menthol with a slight red tea coming through a little swirl and baked cinnamon and cedar appears

Like a tawny dipped cigar!

Very spirity on entry, the flavors starts acidic then builds a spicy black pepper taste on the mouth. The spirits evaporates and feels like it lightens up all of the cavities in your head. Orange peels on the palate with a slight bitter finish.

Will have to let it settle and open up.
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Re: 1970 Sandeman Vintage Port

Post by DRT » 01:04 Wed 22 Jul 2009

Hmm. This doesn't sound like a good example of this wine. If this one doesn't get any better please find another source at some point and give it another chance as it can be extremely good
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Re: 1970 Sandeman Vintage Port

Post by g-man » 04:59 Wed 22 Jul 2009

At the 7 hour point of open decant, this turned into sweet tea, with baked cinnamon on the nose with a brown sugar and molasses mouth feel. The body definitely builds up here. Orange peels on the finish.

Definitely requires a longer decant at this stage in 2009.
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