Sandeman 1980 Vintage Port: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Sandeman 1980 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 1977. Some heat and unattractive stewed fruit on the nose. Sugar and very little mint in the middle of the palate. Unattractive astringent aftertaste. Not great.

Tasted at: TPF Sandeman Tasting

Date: 13th May 2011

Rated*: P-

* 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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