1955 Sandeman

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jdaw1
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Re: 1955 Sandeman

Post by jdaw1 » 18:01 Sun 10 Oct 2010

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=37949#p37949]Here[/url], at 12:35 on Sun 10 Oct 2010, uncle tom wrote:The Taylor, Sandeman, Graham, Offley, Dow & Cockburn have just been selected and stood up..

..all nicely cellared bottles with good levels.. :P

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Re: 1955 Sandeman

Post by jdaw1 » 09:26 Thu 14 Oct 2010

S55: 50% opaque, on the red side of red-brown. Bitter mid-palate, like the Offley. This Sandeman 1955 also thin, with oranges. The heat is long, all other flavours short. Much much junior to the Sandeman 1958 tasted in the Douro a year before.

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Re: 1955 Sandeman

Post by DRT » 16:06 Thu 14 Oct 2010

Typical old Sandeman nose of dust and pepper. Spicy entry but then hot and quite short in the finish. I didn't dislike this wine but it is definitely past its best.
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Re: 1955 Sandeman

Post by AHB » 10:29 Sun 17 Oct 2010

Light colour, a mid red-brown, 30% opaque. Cinammon and mace on the fruity nose, with lots of evolved fruit. Gentle texture and a gentle initial impression but tannic overtones and bitter orange pith dominate the big mouth flavour. The aftertaste is a little harsh and the finish short. This is plesant enough, but dwarfed by the other wines drunk this evening. 81/100.
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Re: 1955 Sandeman

Post by Chris Doty » 10:41 Sun 17 Oct 2010

Light, spirity, a bit of artificial sweetness. Not bad, but lacking fruit, and consumed this late into the line up, those kinds of flaws were much more noticeable. This felt to me like a textbook example of a wine I would have enjoyed on its own, rather than as part of a big tasting. 83 points (but would actually be more eager to re-taste than the raw score would suggest).

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Re: 1955 Sandeman

Post by Glenn E. » 22:53 Fri 31 Dec 2010

Color: Medium red
Nose: A bit dusty along with some faint alcohol.
Palate: Harsh-ish, dry-ish, Sandeman-ish.
Finish: Short, but not clipped.

Score: 86 points. Clearly not my style, which is becoming a common theme for me with Sandemans. Only the Martinez rated lower on the night for me.
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