1970 Sandeman

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1970 Sandeman vintage port

Post by AHB » 01:45 Sun 16 Dec 2007

Paired with Taylor 1970. Pale red, thin and watery rim. Nose of brown sugar. Very balanced in the mouth with plenty of subdued raisins and cherries. Perhaps less complexity than the Taylor at first, but drinking just so elegantly. (After perhaps an hour in the glass, this had developed significantly more complexity and ended with a score of 94/100.)
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Post by RonnieRoots » 17:43 Mon 17 Dec 2007

At first this had a bit of trouble standing up to the Taylor 1970, but it was lovely drinking on its own. Delicate and refined. And peak drinking now. 93 points.

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Post by g-man » 17:54 Mon 17 Dec 2007

I had this 3 Xmas nights ago (not counting the one coming up) at a steakhouse with a few friends.

Was the old wine society labels.

Burnt sugar, very delicate wine that was drinking well then too.

Good to see it holding up still.

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