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Glowing red colour, pale and transparent but clear and bright. Slightly mushroomy on the nose - a bit worrying, but after a few minutes this developed to be much more of a herbaceous note. Sweet initial impact, followed by dry tannins on the cheeks. Soft cherry juice fruit, although a little simple and straightforward. The aftertaste is sweet and fruity, with a soft and gentle and reasonable length. 88/100. Drunk 1 Feb 2010 on a pop 'n' pour basis.
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=32975#p32785]Here[/url] Chris Doty wrote:1982 Sandeman -- group buy-in towards the end of the night for ~45gbp, this was quite an interesting port to finish with. I got what I can only describe as "Fall Forest Floor" (F^3) on the nose. A combination of dried leaves, dirt/mud, wood, and a bit of an almost decomposition-al component. Not bad, and certainly not flawed, but really quite curious. Actually not too dissimilar in a way from some 97 right bank claret I've had lately. In the mouth, it gives a very soft, almost floral/perfume component. Quite nice indeed. A different style than the Taylor, but of a similar caliber. 88