1977 Sandeman

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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g-man
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1977 Sandeman Vintage Port

Post by g-man » 17:15 Fri 19 Feb 2010

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Glenn E.
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Re: 1977 Sandeman Vintage Port

Post by Glenn E. » 00:47 Thu 25 Feb 2010

Color: Garnet fading to ruby and then on to pink near the rim. Lightest of the 5, which seems backwards as it is also the youngest of the 5.
Nose: Dust, some alcohol. Fruit compote, but faint. A little tough to smell due to the presence of a seared hunk of red meat on my plate, which just arrived.
Palate: Dry entry, but sweeter later. Fruit starts slowly and builds in the mouth. Tannins are faint and the acidity is only decent, so probably not a long life ahead of it. Still, quite pleasant now and the fruitiest of the 5 though ultimately still medium dry. Drink up.

A close call between this and the '66 for 2nd place. I ended up giving the edge to the '77 because I liked its fruit better for drinking now. The '66 will probably live longer despite its 11 year disadvantage. 89+ points.
Glenn Elliott

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Re: 1977 Sandeman Vintage Port

Post by SushiNorth » 19:10 Fri 02 Apr 2010

Sandeman 1960, Sandeman 1963, Sandeman 1966, Sandeman 1970, Sandeman 1977, Croft 2000, Planning, Review, Placemats

crisp color, garnet as usual, and great clarity. It's nose is a bit light, but this wine has a bit more fruit to balance against the more nuanced sandemans "old port" flavor. Smooth, but the fruit makes this my wine of the night.
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