1966 Sandeman

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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1966 Sandeman

Post by flash_uk » 10:59 Wed 23 Apr 2014

30% opacity, red brown, good legs. Slight hospital smell! Mint would be kind, more like antiseptic. Good structure, gentle entry, aniseed, fennel, some very mild heat towards the finish. Better than the nose suggested.

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Taylor 1900
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Re: 1966 Sandeman

Post by jdaw1 » 15:58 Fri 02 May 2014

S66. Lovely red, 50% opaque. Bitterness in nose. Palate bitter, good length, and mid weight.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1966 Sandeman

Post by AHB » 21:54 Fri 23 May 2014

50% opaque, rose red in colour and very attractive appearance. Slightly harsh on the nose with generous but sour fruit. Floral and fragrant on entry; on the lighter side of medium-bodied. Very floral and elegant with wonderful balance and lots of the flower perfume components. Despite this, the overall impression is of a lightweight and fairly simple palate. Light aftertaste, mostly of brown bruised apples but does have an impressive length of finish. 85/100. Decanted 5½ hours.
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Graham’s 1970
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Re: 1966 Sandeman

Post by djewesbury » 16:09 Sun 08 Jun 2014

A light ruby. This was very, very light on the nose, with light varnish. Dry and spicy in the mouth, with cinnamon, very tannic (relatively). Finishes very quickly (I didn't get the 'great length' mentioned by others) but leaves a light dryness.
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