1977 Sandeman

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jdaw1
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1977 Sandeman

Post by jdaw1 » 18:34 Mon 29 Oct 2007

The presence of Alex B. in New York triggered a tasting (arranged via this thread, and discussed in this review) to which:This thread contains the tasting notes for the Sandeman 1977.

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Post by jdaw1 » 05:07 Tue 30 Oct 2007

Slight cloudiness, and quite dark. Nothing distinctive for me, though AHB found “sweet cranberry†, and JG “candy cherry†. Initially more rougher than the others, and acidic.

Later in the evening much better (I left a large sample in my glass for a couple of hours), with a strong mint flavour.

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Post by g-man » 15:08 Tue 30 Oct 2007

This was the last place wine for me.

It was a bit rough, and the finish was sorely disappointing.

As we let it sit and open the finish lengthened but still only lasted 15-20 seconds, one of the shortest in the tasting. But the tannins have smoothened out.

strong mint on the nose, coughed up a good one trying to get some air in my mouth ...

I got burnt match, with black pepper and candied cherry.

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Post by AHB » 17:07 Wed 31 Oct 2007

Double decanted for 13 hours prior to serving. Slightly cloudy appearance with an opaque centre and a touch of orange on the rim. Sweet stewed rhubarb on the nose with All Spice pepping things up. A bitter entry, hugely acidic with sweetness in the background but dominated by the acidity bringing many different citrus tones. Very short aftertaste. Time in the glass over the evening softens the acidity significantly, improves the length and even starts to bring some mintiness into the mid-palate. A little above the median today and may improve but I'm not sure how much. 6-6 or 91/100.
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