Sandeman 40 Year Old Tawny
Specially selected Ports are chosen for additional ageing in wooden casks. Gradual exposure to air concentrates the flavors and transforms the rich ruby color to amber, creating the rare and delicious Sandeman 40 Year Old Aged Tawny.
The massive bouquet of the 40 Year Old suggests vanilla, oak and honey with a mouthful of very complex flavors of dried fruits, spices, and nuts.
As the wine unfolds, it develops in the mouth. You will discover a superb balance of wood ageing and vibrancy, the hallmark of Sandeman Tawnies. Once opened, it should be consumed within 2-3 months.
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This wine confirms Sandeman’s reputation for aged tawnies. Intensely perfumed and hugely concentrated, it is a wine for contemplation and sipping. Almonds, walnuts, dried fruit and aged honey flavors all come together in this astonishing Port. Ready to drink, it is totally memorable.
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 Douro 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.