2009 Sandeman LBV

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AHB
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2009 Sandeman LBV

Post by AHB » 20:11 Sun 01 Feb 2015

Having been exceedingly impressed by this LBV when I tasted it last year, I found myself in Waitrose and in need of 300ml of port for use in making a Beef Winter Stew. I happened on this bottle and bought it for the very reasonable sum of £15 (only slightly more than the reserve rubies also on the shelf).

Bottled in 2013 and sealed with a driven cork. Inky purple and opaque. Smelling fragrant, of bruised purple plums - fruity but sweet and slightly cloying. Smooth entry, sweet and focused fruit then a strong dose of acidity to clean and balance the palate. The tannins are ripe and toasted and hold the focus well before the late palate blossoms into an explosion of ripe, plummy fruit. Searing acidity on the aftertaste takes a sip or two to adjust to, but the finish is huge and full of dark chocolate and dried plums. Superb LBV. 92/100. Drunk 01-Feb-15. Decanted 24 hours.
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Re: 2009 Sandeman LBV

Post by flash_uk » 23:12 Tue 03 Feb 2015

Sitting in the lounge bar of the Marriott Breadsall Priory, I am sipping a glass of the Sandeman 2009 LBV, and it is absolutely just as described by Alex. Wonderful chocolate plum aftertaste. Loaded with tannins.

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Re: 2009 Sandeman LBV

Post by jdaw1 » 00:09 Wed 04 Feb 2015

Is there risk of cl/ml confusion?

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Re: 2009 Sandeman LBV

Post by flash_uk » 00:18 Wed 04 Feb 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Is there risk of cl/ml confusion?
Where? By whom?

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Re: 2009 Sandeman LBV

Post by AHB » 14:12 Wed 04 Feb 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Is there risk of cl/ml confusion?
Sadly not. I needed just under a half bottle of port for my recipe, not a double magnum. I'm not sure I would have a braising tin big enough to accommodate a recipe that called for 300cl of port.
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2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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