Sandeman Vintage Port 2000

Port from Portugal

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Item No. 74769
  • ST91
  • WS89
  • RP88
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Winemaker's Notes

Selected by Sandeman for its classic and exceptional characteristics, VINTAGE PORTO 2000, a wine of a single year, will mature in bottle for 30 to 40 years. Remarkable color and concentrated nose, full and rich in the mouth and showing elegant potential, SANDEMAN VINTAGE PORTO 2000 exemplifies the Company's commitment to quality.

Remarkably deep colour, showing evolution to brick red, with concentrated aromas of mature fruit and a hint of violets. Full and rich in the mouth, SANDEMAN VINTAGE PORTO 2000 perfectly balances a combination of power and maturity, while showing elegant potential. Drink 2030-2040 (June2002).

SANDEMAN VINTAGE PORTO 2000 can be thoroughly enjoyed on its own, but is also a good match with creamy cheeses or Stilton.

Serving Suggestions:
Due to ageing in the bottle, SANDEMAN VINTAGE PORTO 2000 requires careful decanting. Stand for 24 hours and carefully remove the cork. Pour the clean wine into a fresh decanter, being sure to leave the sediment behind.

Shelf Life: Will age well for 30-40 years from harvest date.

Open Bottle Shelf Life: Once open SANDEMAN VINTAGE PORTO 2000 is best consumed in 24 hours.

Technical Details: Alcohol: 20%

Critical Acclaim

"Full medium ruby. Spicy crushed blueberry and blackberry aromas show an almost liqueur-like ripeness and are lifted by a subtle floral component. Very dense but firmly built and tight; more backward than the Vau Vintage but this has urgent fruit and lovely inner-mouth aromas. Harder to taste at the outset but ultimately denser and longer than the Vau Vintage, with a slow-building finish offering subtly perfumed black fruit character."
91 Points

"Very good Sandeman. Aromas of stewed fruit, with fresh herbs. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins and a long, sweet fruit finish. Well-done. Best after 2010. 7,950 cases made."
89 Points

"The 2000 Vintage Porto's color possesses less density than many of its peers. The nose offers up aromas of sweet red and black fruits, licorice, and heat. Lighter in the mouth than the finest 2000s, this medium to full-bodied, well-made but unexciting, soft, forward offering is best consumed between 2006-2015. "
88 Points

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The House of Sandeman was founded in London in 1790 by George Sandeman, a determined young Scotsman. From a modest start two hundred years ago as a wine merchant in the City of London, to today's impressive lodges in Oporto and bodegas in Jerez, and the world's best known brand of Port and Sherry, there has been a continuous commitment to quality. The growth of Sandeman Port and...

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Learn About Portugal

Portugal The country best known for Port, Madeira and corks is often overlooked when consumers think of red and white still wines - but take note! The table wines of the region have improved dramatically in the past few decades. The winemaking areas trickle down the country's narrow shape, bordered by the Atlantic on the west and Spain on the east. Notable...

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Learn About Port

Port Wine Port is a fortified wine that is made by adding brandy during fermentation. The addition of spirits kills the yeasts, which in turn halts the fermentation process. This results in a wine both sweet and high in alcohol. Named for its home city Oporto, true Port must come from the designated area. The grapes used are a blend,, but the favored grape thought to...

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