Sandeman 10 Year Old Tawny
The intense red tawny color with shades of brick, typical of this style of aged yet youthful wine, anticipates the elegant and complex aroma, combining ripe fruit, jam and nuts, with hints of vanilla and raisins. In the mouth, Sandeman Tawny 10 Years Old is a most flavorsome wine, full-bodied and appealing, with a persistent finish.
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Deep hue. Marked fresh red fruit, almost vinous aromas. Big and bold with brooding dried fruit and a dark chocolate finish.
The youngest in the great range of Sandeman aged tawnies, this 10-year-old brings out fruit as well as wood flavors. That gives the wine freshness to balance its natural richness, spice and fine acidity. Dried fruits come through at the end. The wine is, like all aged tawnies, ready to drink.
Established by George Sandeman in 1790, the House of Sandeman has been creating fine wines for over 230 years.
Sandeman, the worlds most awarded Port wine according to Decanter World Wine Awards, International Wine Challenge and International Wine and Spirit awards.
Best known for intense, impressive and age-worthy fortified wines, Portugal relies almost exclusively on its many indigenous grape varieties. Bordering Spain to its north and east, and the Atlantic Ocean on its west and south coasts, this is a land where tradition reigns supreme, due to its relative geographical and, for much of the 20th century, political isolation. A long and narrow but small country, Portugal claims considerable diversity in climate and wine styles, with milder weather in the north and significantly more rainfall near the coast.
While Port (named after its city of Oporto on the Atlantic Coast at the end of the Douro Valley), made Portugal famous, Portugal is also an excellent source of dry red and white wines of various styles.
The Duoro Valley produces full-bodied and concentrated dry red wines made from the same set of grape varieties used for Port, which include Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz (Spain’s Tempranillo), Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca and Tinto Cão, among a long list of others in minor proportions.
Other dry wines include the tart, slightly effervescent Vinho Verde white wine, made in the north, and the bright, elegant reds and whites of the Dão as well as the bold, and fruit-driven reds and whites of the southern, Alentejo.
The nation’s other important fortified wine, Madeira, is produced on the eponymous island off the North African coast.
Port is a sweet, fortified wine with numerous styles: Ruby, Tawny, Vintage, Late Bottled Vintage (LBV), White, Colheita, and a few unusual others. It is blended from from the most important red grapes of the Douro Valley, based primarily on Touriga Nacional with over 80 other varieties approved for use. Most Ports are best served slightly chilled at around 55-65°F.