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Sandeman Founders Reserve Port Sandeman Foundrs Reserve NV

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Named in honour 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.

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The House of Sandeman:
Sogrape's wines are made with the consumer's permanent satisfaction in mind. Each wine therefore has its unique place and concentrates the company's oenology department's maximum care and effort, aiming at serving all types of public in the different market segments with strong and quality brands. Sogrape's brand portfolio reflects this diversity.
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Editorial Reviews for Sandeman Founders Reserve Port Sandeman Foundrs Reserve

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,194
3.50 5
11/28/2012

Lightly aromatic on the nose with hints of evolution that make the nose reminiscent of a tawny Port. Light touches of caramel and sweet root vegetables mingle with tight candied blackberry aromas. A bit sweet on entry, this uses its sweetness well, balancing it with flavors that mimic the edge of evolution shown on the nose. The fruit here is pretty red for Port, featuring cut plums, raspberries and a really fine edge of dried orange peel. Complexity replaces power, with lovely chocolate and liquorice tones popping on the long, very focused finish. 89pts


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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549168,828
3.50 5
07/25/2012

The nose showed intense cherry liquor, almond extract, dark chocolate and a hint of heat. On the palate it was massive yet still juicy with saturating black cherry and sweet spices that seemed to touch on all the senses. The palate coating finish is long showing chocolate-covered cherry and seemed to melt slowly away.


Snooth User: hhall
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4.00 5
08/28/2009

This porto is surprisingly good for one that can be bought on a supermarket shelf. The combination of red fruits and aged wood is very balanced. The clean, dry finish sneaks up delightfully after a good warm rush of fortified goodness.


Snooth User: jtryka
3127992,083
3.00 5
07/25/2012

This was a fun one, the color was very unexpected (my limited Port experinece, somehow I was expecting this to be like brandy!), but this looked like wine! It had a nose of some higher alcohol, but the taste was refreshing, fruity and a little sweet, but very different from brandy! The best part was enjoying the virtual tasting with some friends and experimenting with some cocktails. We tried our own versions of the Founders Lemonade and the Cosmo, and they were just outstanding! Great cocktails for a summer evening and lots more fun available at the Sandeman website!


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
11/11/2012

Sandy, dusty nose. Rustic bramble fruit, kirsch. On the palate, sweet red berry-dominated fruit. Some black berry and toffee. Rather like Bit O'Honey. Raspberry liquer, brandied cherry. Nice and with god acid. 89 pts.


Snooth User: steve16046
1085122827
3.50 5
07/10/2012

For under $20, this is one of the better Port wines I have had. Pours a deep dark and clear ruby color. Ample scents of dark fruit and dark berries with a mild undertone of charred wood. From start to finish there is ample plum, raisin, dates and blue/black berry flavors. A nice long lasting creamy texture of dark jam is left on the palate. An excellent value pick if you enjoy drinking Port. This could easily, for me anyway, be my 'everyday' port wine.


Snooth User: Klh
30196517
3.50 5
07/25/2012

Dried cherries and raisins on the nose, smooth and round on the palate, peppery, lingering finish.


Snooth User: SolidNCompact
7194522
4.00 5
05/27/2008

a truly wonderful ruby for a very fair price. beautiful hints of cherry, chocolate, and anisette with a hue of vanilla. interesting yet easy to drink. shows a surprising amount of character. bravo!


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External Reviews for Sandeman Founders Reserve Port Sandeman Foundrs Reserve

External Review
07/11/2007

This intense ruby red colored port is brilliant and clean. Rich red fruit aromas with a touch of age create an elegant reflection of powerful flavors. This is well balanced on the palate and it gets much better with age. Enjoy now or later.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

WE: 86 Points


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

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


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/01/2012

Very jammy aromas here, while the wine is ripe and full. It has a soft character, all plum and blackberry flavors, the tannins just showing at the end to balance.


External Review
04/30/2010

Sandeman Founder's Reserve NV and all other wine from Sandeman are available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium lables from Portugal and all over the world.


External Review
11/05/2009

One of the most familiar of Reserve Port brands, this is a fruity, soft wine, which seems to have aging potential as well as present drinking pleasure. The flavors are open, generous, easy, with just a touch of tannin to give it structure. A definit... Wine Enthusiast. A Port wine from Douro in Portugal. N.V. Sandeman Port Founders Reserve 750ml


External Review
01/17/2009

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


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Tasting Notes:

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

Named in honour 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.

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 95 grams per liter Total Acidity: 4 grams per liter

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