Sandeman Vintage Port 2011 750ml - Stirling Fine Wines
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Sandeman Vintage Port 2011 750ml
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Sandeman Vintage Port 2011

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750ml

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Category Port
Varietals
Region Portugal
Brand Sandeman
Alcohol/vol 21%
The wine is complex yet elegant in character. Almost opaque, it is purple-deep crimson to the rim. On the nose it entices with aromas that include blueberry and cassis, notes of cedar and cigar boxes as well as hints of nutmeg, saffron and black pepper. On the palate, its balance impresses. The lively, powerful, close knit tannins are integrated with the elegant acidity to support the rich flavours of ripe red berry fruits and the cedar notes from its time in oak. The finish is persistent and memorable.
Wine Spectator
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Well-proportioned, showing fine balance and grip to the fresh boysenberry, red plum and wild cherry flavors. Intense black fig and dark chocolate notes appear on the firm, powerful finish. Best from 2040 through 2060. From Portugal .- K.M

December 11, 2013
Wine Advocate
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The Sandeman was tasted from a finished pre-bottling sample, but already it is shaping up to be one of the finest releases from the "man in black." It is a blend of 40% Touriga Nacional, 40% Touriga Franca, 10% Tinta Roriz, 5% Sousao and 5% Tinta Cao sourced mainly from Quinta do Vau and Quinta do Seixo. It has a very pure bouquet, the Touriga Nacional the most expressive, with creme de cassis, kirsch, blueberry jam and marmalade that is well-defined and very sensual. The palate is medium-bodied with very good structure - real backbone here and very precise tannins. There is great focus and poise, with plenty of red berry fruit intermingling with white pepper and rosemary towards the long finish. This is very satisfying. Tasted May 2013.

Neal Martin, June 2013