Opened, filtered, aerated and decanted. Was very light in color vs. others I've had of this vintage. Very transparent and brownish red in color. Sipped slowly and enjoyed the experience, but it didn't knock my socks off. It just seemed to be missing something. Heavy on the brandy, light on the wine.
Stored in cold cellar since release. No Leakage. Perfect cork high fill. Tawney but with some red. Good fruit, excellent balance, nice acidity. Medium body. Should be better for the vintage. Drink soon.
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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