1970 Sandeman

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1970 Sandeman

Post by SushiNorth » 19:36 Fri 30 Oct 2009

Sandeman 1970 brought by SushiNorth to the NY Halloween Treat tasting
Review; Martinez 1963; Sandeman 1970; Croft 1985; Quinta do Noval Silval 1995; Warre 2000; Planning; Placemats
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Re: 1970 Sandeman

Post by SushiNorth » 19:40 Fri 30 Oct 2009

Decanted at 2:15pm
+0 Pink Port! I mean, pale red, with a spirity nose and a spirity taste. There's some fruit in the center of that taste, but it needs time in the decanter. here's hoping the 6-7 hours will do it good.
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Re: 1970 Sandeman

Post by SushiNorth » 22:34 Wed 04 Nov 2009

+6. Spirity, with a nose that strikes me as musty and even a little off. The spirits have blown off substantially since it was opened, but still too strong and lacking fruit. In the mouth there's misc. red fruits, and its very hot, maybe it needs more time for underlying flavors to evolve but it's pretty mediocre right now. 86
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Re: 1970 Sandeman

Post by mosesbotbol » 15:43 Tue 10 Nov 2009

Sounds like a lackluster showing. Had had this vintage many times in bottle and magnum format. Probably the last great Sandeman until '94.
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Re: 1970 Sandeman

Post by SushiNorth » 20:09 Tue 10 Nov 2009

mosesbotbol wrote:Sounds like a lackluster showing. Had had this vintage many times in bottle and magnum format. Probably the last great Sandeman until '94.
That doesn't bode well for our plan to hold a sandeman vertical...
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Re: 1970 Sandeman

Post by Glenn E. » 22:52 Tue 10 Nov 2009

SushiNorth wrote:
mosesbotbol wrote:Sounds like a lackluster showing. Had had this vintage many times in bottle and magnum format. Probably the last great Sandeman until '94.
That doesn't bode well for our plan to hold a sandeman vertical...
Our vertical is currently 1960-1977 isn't it? So we're not off by much... I think we'll be fine. Though that would make me lean more toward adding a '55 than an '85 if we want the vertical to be larger.
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Re: 1970 Sandeman

Post by g-man » 23:09 Tue 10 Nov 2009

Glenn E. wrote:
SushiNorth wrote:
mosesbotbol wrote:Sounds like a lackluster showing. Had had this vintage many times in bottle and magnum format. Probably the last great Sandeman until '94.
That doesn't bode well for our plan to hold a sandeman vertical...
Our vertical is currently 1960-1977 isn't it? So we're not off by much... I think we'll be fine. Though that would make me lean more toward adding a '55 than an '85 if we want the vertical to be larger.
i lost the bid on the sandeman 55 by 120$ (on a 200$ bid)... sooooo ... unless we can find it somewhere else retail =)
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Re: 1970 Sandeman

Post by Glenn E. » 23:12 Tue 10 Nov 2009

g-man wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:
SushiNorth wrote:
mosesbotbol wrote:Sounds like a lackluster showing. Had had this vintage many times in bottle and magnum format. Probably the last great Sandeman until '94.
That doesn't bode well for our plan to hold a sandeman vertical...
Our vertical is currently 1960-1977 isn't it? So we're not off by much... I think we'll be fine. Though that would make me lean more toward adding a '55 than an '85 if we want the vertical to be larger.
i lost the bid on the sandeman 55 by 110$ (on a 200$ bid)... sooooo ... unless we can find it somewhere else retail =)
Unfortunately I see only 4 listings, all in the UK. I'd be willing to pay the ~$250 listed, but getting across the pond makes it too complicated.
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Re: 1970 Sandeman

Post by g-man » 05:42 Wed 11 Nov 2009

if you spot something glenn, let me know I'll pick it up.
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Re: 1970 Sandeman

Post by RonnieRoots » 07:38 Wed 18 Nov 2009

The Sandeman 77 is supposed to be good as well (suckling recently gave it 91 points). I would definitely go for the 55 instead of 85. The 85 has a high chance of being spoilt by VA, while I remember the 55 to be a wonderful mature port.

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Re: 1970 Sandeman

Post by mosesbotbol » 21:54 Wed 18 Nov 2009

1980 was their last good vintage until 1994. All of their vintages through the 50's have been good. I have a couple of '70 magnums and had a few of '80; both were great. Sandeman lost their way on vintage. From '27 to '70 almost all their vintages were good (had probably 2/3's of their releases in that time frame).

If I were to do a Sandeman vertical, I'd cut if off at 1970 unless it was a casual vertical.
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