Sandeman, 10-Year-Old Tawny Port, Douro, Portugal

£21.00

Sandeman, 10-Year-Old Tawny Port, Douro, Portugal

TASTING NOTES

Reddish tawny in colour with aromas of mellow red fruits combine with notes of raisins, roasted nuts, caramel and vanilla. On the palate, the sweetness is well balanced by a refreshing acidity which carries complex flavours onto the lingering finish.

Sandeman, 10-Year-Old Tawny Port
Sandeman, 10-Year-Old Tawny Port, Douro, Portugal

£21.00

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In Portugal, a Port house is judged on its Tawny Ports, an area in which Sandeman excels, largely because it has always held some of the highest levels of stock of aged Ports of any of the major houses. All are fermented in the Douro and then transported to Vila Nova de Gaia. They are aged in the cellars’ serried ranks of old oak casks. The 10-Year-Old Tawny has lovely freshness and a hint of nuts and liquorice on the nose that gives way to rich, mellow fruit on the palate.

ABV
  • 20%
70cl
Country

Portugal

Producer

There are few more iconic images in the world of wine than the ‘Don’, the logo created for the Sandeman family in 1928 by George Massiot Brown. The cape was modelled on the attire worn by students of the University of Porto, while the wide-brimmed hat was a nod to the family’s presence in Jerez

The new Sandeman winery, built in 2007 with significant investment from the Guedes family, is based at the breathtakingly beautiful Quinta do Seixo, situated on the south bank of the Douro in the Cima Corgo sub-region. The winery is perched on top of a hill that is garlanded by terrace after terrace of vines, some of which are over 100 years old. Quinta do Seixo covers 42 hectares, planted primarily with Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional and boasts an ‘A grade’ classification in the ‘Cadastro’ ranking system of Douro vineyards.

The wines reflect this sustained investment and the skill of winemaker Luís Sottomayor, who joined the company in 1989 and took responsibility for winemaking in the Douro in 2003.

 

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