1963 Sandeman

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1963 Sandeman

Post by jdaw1 » 14:07 Fri 05 Feb 2016

JDAW’s other brother-in-law wanted to attend a tasting, so an emergency was declared, and held on Monday 8th February 2016 at the Boot & Flogger.
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Re: 1963 Sandeman

Post by Doggett » 10:43 Mon 08 Feb 2016

S63 opened, decanted and then doubled back in at 9am. Very heavy, thick sediment in the bottle. Cork, label and seal all from a Berry Brothers & Rudd bottling in 1965. The bottle has been stood in the cellar for a few days and the port is beautiful and clear with a good nose. A tiny taste confirms that it should be good later on this evening.

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Re: 1963 Sandeman

Post by WS1 » 14:44 Mon 08 Feb 2016

green capsule?
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Re: 1963 Sandeman

Post by Doggett » 15:42 Mon 08 Feb 2016

Green indeed...a pale green. Does that indicate anything?

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Re: 1963 Sandeman

Post by WS1 » 09:43 Tue 09 Feb 2016

that it is a really good port! Sadly that it faded too quickly that night....
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Re: 1963 Sandeman

Post by flash_uk » 12:36 Mon 15 Feb 2016

25% opacity, warm orange brown. Some very mild acidity, syrupy mouthfeel. OK port, but this time not able to compete with the other '60s on show.

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Re: 1963 Sandeman

Post by AHB » 16:01 Sat 27 Feb 2016

Bottled by BBR, sealed with green wax. Orange-copper colour with a slight green rim. Oxidised oranges on the muted nose. Rather bland on entry, hollow and showing little. Hot and spirity mid-palate with high levels of acidity. The lightweight fruit is acidic citrus and shows only late, as lots of grapefruit and lime. Hot and peppery aftertaste with a sticky, sweet finish of burnt soft toffee and orange caramel. 85/100. 08-Feb-16. Decanted 10½ hours.
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Re: 1963 Sandeman

Post by Doggett » 14:19 Wed 09 Mar 2016

S63 When opened (10 hour decant) and at first taste at the actual tasting this was a magnificent rich, smooth, full mature port. Sadly it seemed to fade very quickly after pouring at the tasting and was a shadow of itself by the end of the evening. This was a BBR bottling and I would have scored at 93 at its peak and less than 90 by the end. Definitely a port I hope to taste again.
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Re: 1963 Sandeman

Post by jdaw1 » 10:48 Thu 21 Apr 2016

S63, BBR bottling. Red-orange, 30% opaque. Very soft. Hint of almonds. Mid-to-light weight; very long.

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