2003 Sandeman Vau

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2003 Sandeman Vau (Stevens Garnier, 75cl

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Re: 2003 Sandeman Vau (Stevens Garnier, 75cl

Post by jdaw1 » 23:40 Thu 20 Sep 2012

SV03: not cloudy, opaque, dark red. Nose ‟very dark sweetness”. Taste vey sticky, very rich and sweet. Later still good.

Using the new international port-tasting scale ({Excellent, Good, Nice, Tolerable, or Inadequate}), four G’s, a G”“ and an E.

The best of the Vaus. Is that because it was the best, or because it is about to age very fast?

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Re: 2003 Sandeman Vau (Stevens Garnier, 75cl

Post by AHB » 10:20 Fri 21 Sep 2012

A full bottle sourced from Stevens Garnier. Restrained nose, slight hints of pink grapefruit flesh. Soft entry, very acidic and with gentle fruit. Fruit develops well on the palate with air and dominates the wine's presence. Big fruit afteraste and long finish. Rather pleasant port, quite delicious. 88/100. Decanted 3 hours.
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