1970 Sandeman

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£755.00 DP
£66.00 DP

Average critic rating : 85.0 points



Sandeman is one of the biggest and most conspicuous of the port houses, with extensive interests in the sherry business as well. They advertise significantly and their products are well-represented in virtually every American marketplace. The quality is quite good given the quantity of wine produced, but rarely does a Sandeman tawny or vintage port hit the true heights that a Dow, Fonseca, Taylor, or Graham will. Robert Parker, jan 1989



The 1970 Sandeman Vintage Porto has a rather conservative bouquet, with notes of decayed red fruit, allspice, sandalwood and fennel, but those aromas feel rather constrained and straight-laced. Returning after several minutes, it finally begins to “motor” but is never totally convincing. The palate is better with supple, spicy red plums mixed with peppercorns and tobacco, a gentle honeyed texture and a light, focused finish that lingers in the mouth. The palate deserves better aromatics, although I feel that decanting will allow this to blossom. Not a bad mature port and yet it would pale against the likes of Taylors or Fonseca. Drink now-2025. eRobertParker.com.June, 2014



Elegant and balanced, with lovely ripe fruit flavors, but it doesn't quite make it to the heights of other well-known shippers. Medium ruby-red, with a minty chocolate nose, medium-bodied, with cherry flavors, balanced tannins and a short finish. – James Suckling , Wine Spectator 1989


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