1977 Sandeman

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Cockburn 1900
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1977 Sandeman

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1977 Sandeman

Post by AHB » 23:17 Sun 24 Dec 2017

Light rose red in colour, 30% opaque. Virtually nothing on the nose, very light even with a swirl but there is a gentle sweet fruitness that creeps up slowly. A lovely flash of orange on entry, then a delicious build-up of flavours and a dry core. A lovely orange mid-palate and aftertaste. Fresh, with less sweetness than most others from this vintage. Fresh orange zest dominates the finish. This is a nicely balanced port, very fresh tasting. 90/100. 19-Dec-17. Decanted 6½ hours.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1977 Sandeman

Post by flash_uk » 18:19 Sat 30 Dec 2017

75% opacity, dusty red, cloudy. Nose a little sulphurous at first. Very gentle heat on entry, sweetness with dusty/dried red fruits, cranberries. Slight dryness towards the finish.

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