2000 Sandeman

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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2000 Sandeman

Post by jdaw1 » 09:09 Tue 17 Feb 2015

On Monday 19th January 2015 we gathered in the Red Room of the Boot and Flogger to drink some Fonseca, including a bottle that had been drawn from an imperial on Saturday 17th (discussion).

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Re: 2000 Sandeman

Post by jdaw1 » 11:28 Tue 17 Feb 2015

S00 (Anthony Habert of Sogrape UK). 90% opaque. Palate mid-weight, black cherry and strawberry.

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Re: 2000 Sandeman

Post by AHB » 23:28 Thu 26 Feb 2015

Deep red colour, opaque but vibrant and full of life. Delicious on the nose with waves of sweet strawberry fruit - perhaps a bit too sweet and tending to a bit of flabbiness. Rounded in the mouth, giving equal weight and flavour across the palate; full of strawberries and dry cocoa powder tannins. Gets quite big with a decent streak of acidity to give good focus and structure. Lovely port; drinking well now but should develop a better presence and more complexity with more time in the cellar. 87/100.
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