Sandeman 1934 Vintage Port: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Sandeman 1934 Vintage Port. Apologies if the notes are brief (or non-existent); they are mainly recorded for my benefit with public distribution being a secondary priority!

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The Notes

Tasting 1

Notes: Brown in middle, going golden at the edge. Toffee and burnt sugar on the nose. In the mouth, very little fruit, with burnt fruit predominating. Medium aftertaste with hollow, round finish. Very attractive, but simple, Port. Not as good as the 1935.

Tasted at: Sandeman Tasting

Rated*: C-

A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: No; Possibly; or Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.

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