2011 Sandeman

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2011 Sandeman

Post by AHB » 13:13 Fri 15 Mar 2013

2011 Sandeman barrel sample
S 2011: The colour of newly-made VP. Tanky nose. taste had lots of young purple fruit. Very approachable. Some heat. JDAW, January 2013

Final blend submitted in January to the IVDP for approval. Magenta in colour. Sticking to the glass when swirled; opaque and vivid purple. Superb nose, a massive dose of parma violets and lavender, loads of ripe blueberries. Soft entry, sweet ripe parma violets then massive, massive tannins grab the teeth and never let go. Huge acidity but so full of fruit. A dry finish, slow to develop before leaving a very gentle and elegant length. Very impressive. 92/100.
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