1996 Sandeman Vau

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1996 Sandeman Vau

Post by jdaw1 » 01:22 Tue 09 Aug 2011

Port from the Nineteen Nineties, Monday 8th August 2011, at The Steak Exchange, 2 Exchange Square, London EC2A 2EH.

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Re: 1996 Sandeman Vau

Post by AHB » 15:17 Thu 11 Aug 2011

Deep red, opaque. Closed on the nose, just showing a little sour grapefruit. Soft entry, medium bodied with dry tannins that chalk line the mouth. Faint blackcurrant shows through the sweetness. Hot aftertaste, which fades quickly to leave a long finish of very dry blackcurrant skins. Guessed to be Kopke '97. 86/100.

Thank you Ronnie! I've only had the 1999 Vau before and have enjoyed them both.
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