2000 Sandeman

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AHB
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2000 Sandeman

Post by AHB » 22:10 Sun 27 Dec 2015

From one of the commemorative double magnums presented at the 225 anniversary party at the Don. Free poured, not decanted and so slightly gritty. Deep red in colour with a slightly mature tone to the edge; opaque centre. A wonderful nose of rich and leafy fruit, stewed and full of sous bois. Smooth texture on entry, bringing slightly bruised sweet fruit at first but this is quickly followed by a wave of powerful tannins that grips but never dominates. A delicious mouth presence although not much complexity at this time. Lovely sweet golden sultanas on the finish, which has great length. This is astonishingly balanced and together for such a young port. 90/100. Drunk 10-Nov-15. Decanting time N/K. Presented at the Sandeman 225 anniversary celebration at the Don.
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