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Sandeman Founders Reserve

Port from Portugal
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    750ML / 20% ABV
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      750ML / 20% ABV

      Winemaker Notes

      Named in honor of the Founder, this Reserve is one of Sandeman's greatest Portos. Selected from the finest "lots" of each vintage and aged for 5 years. Full of the power, fruit, and fire that distinguishes classic Porto, Sandeman Founders Reserve is the culmination of two hundred years of expertise.

      Intense ruby red color, brilliant and clean. Rich red fruit aromas with a touch of age create an elegant reflection of powerful flavors, the fruit and fire characteristic of young classic Porto balanced with the finesse of age.

      Excellent on its own served in large glasses, Sandeman Founders Reserve is a perfect match with cheeses or rich chocolate desserts. No need to decant. Serve in large glasses and slightly chilled to fully appreciate.

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      Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
      COMMENTARY: The Sandeman Founder's Reserve Ruby Porto is fresh and fruity. TASTING NOTES: This wine is bright and sassy, with a nice combination of fruit and wood. Enjoy its brightness with chocolate mousse. (Tasted: December 13, 2019, San Francisco, CA)
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      Youthful in colour. Ripe, plummy aromas. Palate shows concentration, structure and freshness . Sweet finish with a dusting of tannins.

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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 Sherries over two centuries has been based on a balance of tradition and innovation, respecting heritage but always seeking improvement. In 1980, Sandeman became part of Seagram; today, as the seventh generation of the family and Chairman of the old firm, George Sandeman continues the Sandeman commitment to the quality of Sandeman Ports and Sherries, and to the future.

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      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.

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      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.

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