1970 Sandeman

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DRT
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1970 Sandeman

Post by DRT » 01:35 Wed 26 Aug 2009

Consumed blind on 70s night
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: THRA Bottle, 26 Aug 09

Post by JacobH » 23:04 Sun 30 Aug 2009

Sandeman 1970.

Quite dark. Fairly direct on the nose, with a little bit of heat. Slightly different in the mouth, with a syruppy sugar being more obvious, although quite a bit of resultant heat.

Tasting the remains (kept in an air-tight sample jar) a few days later, the nose has been a bit spoilt by some taint which I didn’t notice at first; it’s also present at the end of the palate. However, it is still very drinkable. The roundness in the mouth is perhaps accented by a little violets and the heat is sufficient to make it warming in an attractive way without being overpowering.

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Re: 1970 Sandeman

Post by DRT » 22:33 Mon 31 Aug 2009

Light colour for its age - slightly browning. Small amount of heat on the nose. Mid weight with decayed red fruits. A nice glass of port but starting to go down hill.
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Re: 1970 Sandeman

Post by AHB » 22:22 Mon 07 Sep 2009

Pale red centre, light orange on the rim. Sweet, candied cherry on the nose. Quite light weight on impact, thin and light in flavour. The mid-palate does develop some nice juniper nuances. Big aftertaste, good long length. Enjoyable enough. 85/100/ Drunk 26 August 2009.
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Re: 1970 Sandeman

Post by jdaw1 » 17:38 Tue 09 Feb 2010

Translucent red fading to pink, nosing of cherry. In the mouth much heat, tizer cherry fruit, with strawberry and artificial sugar.

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