2000 Sandeman Vau

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djewesbury
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2000 Sandeman Vau

Post by djewesbury » 15:51 Sat 01 Jun 2013

2000 Sandeman Vau (half-bottle)
A small group gathered at the Bung Hole for a blind tasting, DJ being in town for the evening. We were joined by two guests: AHB being able to join at the last minute, he was accompanied by Mrs B; DJ brought his friend Richard West.

The line-up of bottles was interesting: five were from the same year, three were the same wine and two were decanted from the same bottle.
Decanted at noon.
This was bottled as a half and was very noticeably different to the two other showings of this wine this evening.
Much pinker than either of the bottlings from the double-mag: less opaque.
Closed on the nose.
Soft in the mouth. A blackberry taste, almost strawberryish. A very slight acidity. Not big.
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Re: 2000 Sandeman Vau (half-bottle)

Post by jdaw1 » 17:23 Thu 18 Jul 2013

SV00, at noon double-decanted from and into 375ml. Red, darkish, 90% opaque. Nose had smoke, but not ash, with pineapple acidity behind. Taste dry, with notable acidity mid-palate. Like the larger bottle, short. Pleasant enough, but not better than that. DRT thought bitter.

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Re: 2000 Sandeman Vau (half-bottle)

Post by AHB » 08:32 Fri 19 Jul 2013

From a half bottle. Dark red with some bricking, 95% opaque. Less pronounced on the nose than the previous glass from the double magnum, but still showing plenty of attractive fruit. Thick and fruity entry with dry tannins at the core and some nice floral tones in the mid-palate. Dry aftertaste and a long finish. Big port with a good elegance to it. Served blind this was guessed to be Malvedos 1989. 90/100.
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