1999 Sandeman Vau

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1999 Sandeman Vau

Post by jdaw1 » 22:52 Thu 20 Sep 2012

On Tuesday 18th September 2012 some of the obvious suspects gathered in the Bung Hole, for company and entertainment, and to taste some Ports, including several samples of Sandeman Vau.

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Re: 1999 Sandeman Vau (Stevens Garnier, 37½cl)

Post by jdaw1 » 23:16 Thu 20 Sep 2012

SV99: pop-and-pour. Glorious red, pink at edge, 80% opaque. Again, slightly cloudy. Nose had fresh menthol. Again, starts dry. Red cherry fruit. Not complicated. But improved in the glass: with time became rounder, smoother, richer.

Using the new international port-tasting scale ({Excellent, Good, Nice, Tolerable, or Inadequate}), mostly scored N, with one T and one G.

Decant for at least two hours.

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Re: 1999 Sandeman Vau (Stevens Garnier, 37½cl)

Post by AHB » 10:27 Fri 21 Sep 2012

Half bottle sourced from Stevens Garnier. Deep red in colour, with a thinning rim. Nosing of candy floss and icing sugar and raspberry coulis. Soft and sweet on the palate, with a smooth satin texture. Deliciously soft and fruity, with nice chalky tanins. Lovely lingering fruit finish. Lightweight, straightforward and enjoyable. 86/100. Decanted 2 hours.
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Re: 1999 Sandeman Vau (Stevens Garnier, 37½cl)

Post by WS1 » 15:54 Sun 23 Sep 2012

red color, good density, a bit dusty or cloudy as Julian descibed it. Nose a bit bland and short. Red cherry fruit. Simple good port. For a 1999 being a soft year anyway a good effort. Still am of the opinion needs drinking up over the next 5 years.
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