1970 Sandeman

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benread
Martinez 1985
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1970 Sandeman

Post by benread » 07:35 Sat 08 May 2010

An election night bottle - 6th May 2010. Decanted early morning. Great dark red colour. Slightly spirity on the nose. A slightly smokey taste, but not in an unpleasant way. This was also noticeable in the 1966 Sandeman.
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Vintage 1970!

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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1970 Sandeman

Post by KillerB » 09:45 Sat 08 May 2010

There was a flavour profile that we picked up in the 63/66/70 tasting that Sandeman had. I thought that it was 'musty' that we described it as but another person's nose may describe it in other ways. When we tried the Sandeman's blind, it was spotted immediately. I like Sandeman's but up against the brutes of Graham's, Taylor and Fonseca it faded into the background, a bit like Warre does. I am willing to second the previous suggestion of an 'Elegance' rectangular tasting, including Sandeman's, Warre and Croft.
Port is basically a red drink

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