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Sandeman Vintage Port 2018

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    750ML / 20% ABV
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      750ML / 20% ABV

      Winemaker Notes

      Deep color, almost opaque. Aroma of excellent complexity, with spicy notes, together with curry, pepper, ginger, red berries and black fruits. The wine has a light cacao touch with a slightly stony finish, the result of good maturation. On the palate it is intense and complex with lively acidity, firm and well present tannins with an extremely long finish and great concentration.

      Critical Acclaim

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      RP 96
      Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
      The 2018 Vintage Porto is mostly a 50/40 blend of Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional with Tinto Cão and Sousão filling out the rest of the blend. It comes in with 106 grams of residual sugar. This doesn't seem any more concentrated than, say, the producer's Offley, but it is certainly more focused—and probably riper. It's very ripe, particularly noticeable a couple of days later. Of the producer's offerings (including the Ferreira), it is clearly the most dramatic. As it ages, one of the things this will have to prove is that it can come into good balance. It also has its fair share of power, so it is not just about the fruit. It was tight and tense the next day as well. The mid-palate easily stands up to the astringency, though. This gorgeously constructed Porto is built for aging, and it is going to need some. I had a minor preference for the Ferreira, but this might win in the end, depending on how they evolve. Let's start here for the moment.
      Barrel Sample: 94-96
      WE 96
      Wine Enthusiast
      This ripe Port boasts stewed plums and dense tannins, making it opulent, rich and set for long-term aging. Spice and a hint of cardamom give further complexity. Of course, this fine wine will age.
      WS 94
      Wine Spectator
      Lots to like here, with a mix of crushed plum, raspberry paste and blackberry compote notes that work in harmony while fruitcake, bramble and apple wood accents fill in on the juicy finish. Has excellent range and depth.
      W&S 90
      Wine & Spirits
      There’s a lot to love in this latest release from Sandeman, near schist heaven in its complex, layered mineral intensity. Chef and baker Amy Loveless of the Dream Away Lodge in Becket, Mass., described the flavors as “plum tart with frangipane,” then pointed out the woody aspect. For now, the wine’s alcohol and that wood note get in the way of its otherwise elegant and lasting sweet savor. The wine should integrate in the cellar and live on for years.
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      The House of Sandeman was founded in London in 1790 by George Sandeman, a young Scotsman from Perth who borrowed £300 to invest in a wine trading business with products from Porto and Jerez. More than 230 years later, an average of 21 bottles of Sandeman are bought every minute in more than 75 countries. The Sandeman portfolio includes Ports, Sherries and Madeira's and has been recognized as the world's most awarded portfolio of Aged Tawnies for the past six years by Decanter, IWC and IWSC.

      As for the infamous Sandeman Don, a Scottish artist named George Massiot Brown approached Sandeman in 1928 to design a poster to advertise the brand. Incorporating the company's Ports of Portugal and their Spanish Sherries, The Don is wearing a wide-brimmed Spanish had like the caballeros of Jerez and a Portuguese student's cape. The Don became famous and was one of the very first design icons for wine. Today the Don has become part of the very essence of the Sandeman brand and can be found on every bottle sold.


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      The home of Port—perhaps the most internationally acclaimed beverage—the Douro region of Portugal is one of the world’s oldest delimited wine regions, established in 1756. The vineyards of the Douro, set on the slopes surrounding the Douro River (known as the Duero in Spain), are incredibly steep, necessitating the use of terracing and thus, manual vineyard management as well as harvesting. The Douro's best sites, rare outcroppings of Cambrian schist, are reserved for vineyards that yield high quality Port.

      While more than 100 indigenous varieties are approved for wine production in the Douro, there are five primary grapes that make up most Port and the region's excellent, though less known, red table wines. Touriga Nacional is the finest of these, prized for its deep color, tannins and floral aromatics. Tinta Roriz (Spain's Tempranillo) adds bright acidity and red fruit flavors. Touriga Franca shows great persistence of fruit and Tinta Barroca helps round out the blend with its supple texture. Tinta Cão, a fine but low-yielding variety, is now rarely planted but still highly valued for its ability to produce excellent, complex wines.

      White wines, generally crisp, mineral-driven blends of Arinto, Viosinho, Gouveio, Malvasia Fina and an assortment of other rare but local varieties, are produced in small quantities but worth noting.

      With hot summers and cool, wet winters, the Duoro has a maritime climate.

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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.

      SOU978841_2018 Item# 781258

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