Sandeman 1945 Vintage Port: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Sandeman 1945 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: From the Sandeman Cellar.

Tasted at: TPF 30+ Initial Offline at Portal

Date: 21st November 2008

Rated*: C

Tasting 2

Notes: Reddish brown, fading to light brown. Complex, fading fruit on the nose. Stewed fruit, too. In the mouth a hit of sugar, a little fruit and cherries. Long aftertaste. Very elegant and well integrated. A day later immediate soft fruit, some brown sugar, fades quickly. Very elegant and attractive. Delicious.

Tasted at: TPF Sandeman Tasting

Date: 13th May 2011

Rated*: C

* A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: N—No; P—Possibly; or C—Certainly. Ports generally are weighted slightly by their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port might receive a C rating for Certainly good which it might not were it to be a Vintage Port. 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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