2000 Sandeman Vau

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2000 Sandeman Vau

Post by AHB » 18:47 Fri 25 Jul 2014

From double magnum at Tom's pub.

Deep red in colour, opaque, but showing little of the magenta of a very young port. Powerful nose, very assertive, full of violets, black currants and cooked chicken livers! (Very odd, believe me!). Smooth and full of ripe blackcurrants on the palate. Soft tannins are ripe and attractive and the acidity is strong but superbly in balance. A big mouthful of youthful port that has no aggression and a great balance. Long, long finish that is just oozing with blackcurrants. Really very nice. 88/100. Pop 'n' pour. 25 July 2014.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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