NV Sandeman Cask 33

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AHB
Fonseca 1963
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Re: NV Sandeman Cask 33

Post by AHB » 17:41 Sun 23 Aug 2015

A beautiful clarity of colour, a polished redwood with an orange rim; 30% opaque. Powerful on the nose with almond paste and orange water. A lovely texture and weight on the palate with an attractive thick texture. Soft toffee and sharp passion fruit combine on a palate that grows and flourishes. The powerful acidity balances the fruit nicely. A big kumquat bitter-sweet aftertaste and a long bitter Seville orange marmalade finish. 92/100. Decanted 1 hour.
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Cockburn 1900
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Re: NV Sandeman Cask 33

Post by jdaw1 » 18:52 Sun 06 Sep 2015

Sandeman Cask 33. Pale orange colour, 10% opaque. Palate very sweet, melons (hello Derek), with an excellent refreshing mint note throughout. Very very long. Quinine too, perhaps. Truly a summer afternoon Port.

It is a well made lovely drink, but not one that is really my taste in Port.

idj123
Graham’s Malvedos 1996
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Re: NV Sandeman Cask 33

Post by idj123 » 12:48 Mon 07 Sep 2015

This is a Port that is growing me (I wasn't particularly certain at first) and is light, clean and refreshing with citrus overtones that even I was able to detect!

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