2000 Sandeman Vau

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2000 Sandeman Vau (Oddbins, 75cl)

Post by jdaw1 » 22:53 Thu 20 Sep 2012


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Re: 2000 Sandeman Vau (Oddbins, 75cl)

Post by jdaw1 » 23:20 Thu 20 Sep 2012

SV00: from Oddbins London Bridge, for £26. Pop-and-pour. Cloudy, dark red. Nose had mint and dark cherry. Tannic grit, and as with one of the ’97s, acidity prominent. Later much more rounded, medium-rich.

Using the new international port-tasting scale ({Excellent, Good, Nice, Tolerable, or Inadequate}), three N’s, two G’s and an N+.

Decant for at least two hours.

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Re: 2000 Sandeman Vau (Oddbins, 75cl)

Post by AHB » 10:26 Fri 21 Sep 2012

A full bottle sourced from Oddbins. Deep red and opaque centre, just thinning on the rim. Raspberry nose, quite sharp and vibrant. (The sharp raspberries seems to be a distinctive signature flavour and scent of the Vau.) Youthful and vigorous on the palate, with plenty of fruit, an acidic core but a distracting artificial sweetness mixed in with the raspberry. Slightly harsh aftertaste, and a long fruity finish. Rather tasty port. 87/100. Decanted 2 hours.
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Re: 2000 Sandeman Vau (Oddbins, 75cl)

Post by WS1 » 16:00 Sun 23 Sep 2012

very tasty port and that feels more like a wine than a port; very nice and drinking nicely now. Dark red clear color, no dust or clouds. Good length and mouthfeel; overall a good port.
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