1945 Sandeman

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply
User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11828
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

1945 Sandeman vintage port

Post by AHB » 13:04 Fri 15 Mar 2013

S45: orange-pink, 30% opaque. Light, with a hint of alcohol. Taste light, hot. some VA. Alas imperfect. JDAW, January 2013

Light orange in colour, cloudy and very pale. A touch of VA or tones of oxidation on the nose, showing faint peats in syrup. Soft entry, very light bodied with little other than tertiary brown sugar, cloves and a hint of aniseed. The VA and pears lurk in the background with the subdued acidity. More lively on the aftertaste with a burst of lime and then a long, hot and dry charcoal finish. The previous two bottles have shown much better than this one. 84/100. 4 hour decant.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

Post Reply