2000 Sandeman Vau

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2000 Sandeman Vau

Post by jdaw1 » 15:56 Mon 24 Dec 2012

2000 Sandeman Vau, double magnum
SV00, 3L, at d+10 minutes. Lovely red-purple, slightly more purple and more opaque than the half-bottle tasted against it. Let’s say 90%, rather than 85%. Good nose, different to the half, fuller, more berry and plum, less cherry. Lots of young fruit. Big rich unctuous flavour, then some dryness mid- to late-palate. Big to the end. Of the half I wrote that it ‟promises to be satisfactory drinking”, but this promises to be more satisfactory. Really a very big ending, the fruit of young port without being dumb. Very very satisfactory drinking, without the half’s quantity problem.

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Re: 2000 Sandeman Vau, double magnum

Post by jdaw1 » 17:17 Mon 24 Dec 2012

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Re: 2000 Sandeman Vau, double magnum

Post by jdaw1 » 17:20 Mon 24 Dec 2012

Selo, with black plastic foil in background. The double magnum did not have an inner metal foil.
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Re: 2000 Sandeman Vau, double magnum

Post by jdaw1 » 17:21 Mon 24 Dec 2012

The cork shattered. Not good. (The coin is a £1 coin, diameter 22½mm ≈ 0.8858″.)
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Re: 2000 Sandeman Vau, double magnum

Post by jdaw1 » 17:22 Mon 24 Dec 2012

Recipe (from Mrs Beeton): start with a proper size bottle. Pour from it two full decanters, perhaps over-full. This is what should remain.
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Re: 2000 Sandeman Vau, double magnum

Post by jdaw1 » 17:22 Mon 24 Dec 2012

Which is the big brother?
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Re: 2000 Sandeman Vau, double magnum

Post by jdaw1 » 20:02 Mon 24 Dec 2012

SV00 from 300cl, at about d+4hr (so after some champagne), and from the same glass so much aired: dark berries dominant in the nose. Rich sweetness at the start of the palate, then some cedar, and some candied sweetness. Rich to a much-delayed end.

And I have a whole decanter of it to my side, and more downstairs. Good news.

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Re: 2000 Sandeman Vau, double magnum

Post by jdaw1 » 23:23 Mon 24 Dec 2012

Disgrace: I haven’t finished it. Yet it is still delicious.

Obviously there will have to be a report tomorrow.

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Re: 2000 Sandeman Vau, double magnum

Post by Axel P » 13:18 Tue 25 Dec 2012

Thanks for posting Julian. I just had the 97 from a reg bottle compared to the half and there was a huge difference although both were not great.

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Re: 2000 Sandeman Vau, double magnum

Post by jdaw1 » 16:14 Tue 25 Dec 2012

The proper-size bottle still drinking very well at lunchtime the following day. Slightly drier, though still rich, with slightly-tart cherries showing, and less berry.

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Re: 2000 Sandeman Vau, double magnum

Post by jdaw1 » 20:53 Wed 26 Dec 2012

Still going. Softer. Sweeter. Increasingly High-toned, as Broadbent would say, which means that there is a slight hint of mint. Still lovely drinking.

These double-magnum things really are an excellent size.

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Re: 2000 Sandeman Vau, double magnum

Post by DRT » 02:15 Fri 28 Dec 2012

jdaw1 wrote:Disgrace: I haven’t finished it.
This isn't good. You were far more thorough when I visited you in Paris.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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