I have been drinking port for 20 years , the majority of these wines to me are Ok . I had a bottle of 80+ year old Hoopers once that was just excellent ( almost ethereal ) a few years back . I had a bottle of this a few nights ago and thought it was very very good . Enjoyed alot .
Disappointing given the other '77s I've had. This was part of a mixed lot I picked up a while ago -- as much as I love the Sandeman's logo and my visit in Oporto, the iwnes just ren't competitive with the lodges in the Symington's portfolio. This was over the hill, with only a bit of dried fruit left, but otherwise secondary flavors of tobacco and nuts. Finishes a little hot.
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(Sandeman Porto Vintage) Browning medium orange brown color with ruby lights and pale meniscus; tobacco, orange, caramel nose; tasty, major tobacco, tea, orange palate with tart acidity; medium-plus finish (lighter in body than the rest of the flight; decanted for 4 hours)
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