Sandeman 1963 Vintage Port: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Sandeman 1963 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: Similar colour to the 1960. Similar the mouth, too. Less sugar hit than the 1960, with rounded elegant fruit. Excellent. A day later, very similar to the 1945. Soft fruit, a little brown sugar. Extremely long after taste. Excellent.

Tasted at: TPF Sandeman Tasting

Date: 13th May 2011

Rated*: C

Tasting 2

Notes: Leaking with bottle stink which had mostly blown off by time of tasting and it presented itself very nicely. Although it is now at maturity, there’s still a little amount of tannins left and the fruit is extremely attractive.

Tasted at: The Crusting Pipe Offline

Date: 16th March 2009

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 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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