Processing Your Order...

Search for ""

$20 off your $100 order*. Use code 20NEW

$20 off your $100 order*. Use code 20NEW

There was an error redeeming your code.

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 3/15/2019. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now

Sandeman Vau Vintage Port 1999

Port from Portugal
      0% ABV
      Other Vintages
      • WS90
      • WE90
      • RP90
      • WS92
      All Vintages
      Currently Unavailable $75.99
      Try the
      75 99
      75 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
      Ships Thu, Mar 28
      Limit 0 bottles per customer
      Sold in increments of 0
      0
      Limit Reached
      0.0 0 Ratings
      My Wine Share
      Vintage Alert
      Alert me when new vintages are available
      Rate for better recommendations
      (256 characters remaining)
      Cancel Save

      0.0 0 Ratings
        0% ABV

        Winemaker Notes

        Rich in the fruit and fire that typifies a great Vintage Port, Sandman 1997 Vau Vintage has full, lush qualities balanced by a good structure of tannins which make it appealing to drink young. It will also age well over the next decade.

        Store Vau Vintage in an area that maintains a constant temperature of 50°F to 68°F, with some humidity and semi-darkness, avoiding bright, intense light. All Vintage Port should be stored in horizontal position allowing their long, straight corks to be moist, thus guaranteeing a perfect seal.

        Although this wine is meant to be appreciated at an earlier stage of maturation in the bottle, there is potential for longer-term bottle aging if desired. As with all wines maturing in the bottle, Vau Vintage will throw natural sediments over the years. For greater enjoyment, it is important to decant the wine to avoid sediment and cloudiness. Stand the bottle up before opening and then remove the cork carefully using a good corkscrew. Slowly pass the wine into a decanter, taking care to leave all sediment in the bottle. Vau Vintage is ready to be served. As with all wines matured in bottle, enjoy within 24 hours of opening with intense rich, chocolate dessert, fine cheeses at the end of a meal, or as a digestive along with a good cigar.

        Critical Acclaim

        All Vintages
        Sandeman

        Sandeman

        View all wine
        Sandeman, Portugal
        Image of winery

        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.

        Image for Portugal content section

        Portugal

        View all wine

        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.

        Image for Port content section

        Blended from the most important red grapes of the Douro Valley, Port is the famous fortified wine from Portugal. It is based on the Touriga Nacional grape with over 80 other varieties approved for use in the blend. However, typically about four other varieties play a major role: Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cão, Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo) and Touriga Francesa. Other wine regions of the world can produce fortified wine of a similar style from the same grapes or other grapes.

        There are numerous styles of Port: Ruby, Tawny, Vintage, LBV, White, Colheita, and a few unusual others.

        Ruby ports usually pack the most value and are ready to drink once bottled. Typical characteristics are ripe cherry and blackberry flavors with stewed plums, cocoa and dates.

        Tawny ports are “tawny” in color and have flavors of toffee, caramel, toasted pecans, vanilla, dried apricot, citrus peel, green figs and roasted espresso. The age designation on a Tawny Port indicates the average vintage age of the grapes in the bottle. These are not intended to be aged once bottled.

        When Port is made with high quality grapes selected from a single notable vintage, it is called Vintage Port. Some of the best recent vintages are 2016, 2011, 2007, 2003, 2000, 1997 and 1994. Vintage Ports are complex and full-bodied with many flavors possible: concentrated blackberry, black cherry, raspberry and spice, smoke, coffee and chocolate. Vintage ports tend to improve in the bottle up to approximately 30 years from the vintage.

        LBV Port comes from a single-vintage Ruby Port and may spend six years in the barrel before being bottled. These are ready to drink upon release. Serve most Ports slightly chilled at around 55-65°F.

        PIM76261_1999 Item# 80066