Sandeman Port Blend Porto 20 Year Old Tawny NV

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Nuts, wood, and tobacco aroma, less fruit than the 10-year. The mouth is quite syrupy, same level of sweetness, less bite on the finish. Read more

We had this during the Virtual tasting along with a dessert potluck of Apple crisp, Strawberry nutella crepes, French silk chocolate pie, fresh bak... Read more

Amazing complexity here. Aroma was sweet, with raisins, and a fresh glazed donut kind of thing. Sweet, dried fruits on the palate. Finish explodes ... Read more

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.00 5
07/25/2012

Nuts, wood, and tobacco aroma, less fruit than the 10-year. The mouth is quite syrupy, same level of sweetness, less bite on the finish.


Snooth User: shsim
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4.50 5
08/08/2012

We had this during the Virtual tasting along with a dessert potluck of Apple crisp, Strawberry nutella crepes, French silk chocolate pie, fresh baked muffins etc. Great fun! I learnt my lesson from the Vau, pouring only enough to taste. This was transparent brown and a smell of rum! It actually reminds me of my favorite Puerto Rican Rum, Ron del Barrilito! This syrupy port does not have much fruit and has a woody taste, like oak chips were added. Smooth, it reminds me of sweet plum wine but with notes of roasted walnut, honey, vanilla. It has a good kick, soft tannins and surprisingly clean finish. Regardless of how Ports are suppose to taste like, this is wonderful! Especially when it reminds me of my favorite rum! I cannot imagine how the 30 or 40 yrs would taste like! To read more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/port-vt.html


Snooth User: Mike Madaio
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4.00 5
07/25/2012

Amazing complexity here. Aroma was sweet, with raisins, and a fresh glazed donut kind of thing. Sweet, dried fruits on the palate. Finish explodes with roasted walnuts. Great with intense cheeses and even works with dark chocolate. Lovely wine.


Snooth User: zinfandel1
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3.50 5
08/08/2012

So much going on. Hints of plum and other fruits. Caramel or honey on the tongue. Then the finish; it takes you into another dimension and literally goes on and on.


Snooth User: steve16046
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4.00 5
06/10/2012

Pours a really nice orangish amber color. The nose has plenty of burnt caramel, dried peaches and nectarines and honey. Starts off with a lot of dried fruits like nectarines and peaches. In the middle, lots of sweet honey and sweet sugary caramel mix with the dried fuirt. Finishes just like the middle with a hint of roasted nuts added in as well. A really nice full-bodied Tawny. Lots of sweet goodness but not overdone. If you enjoy Tawny's, the 20 year from Sandeman offers a great value.


Snooth User: Bsberlin22
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3.50 5
07/25/2012

im not a huge port fan, but watching George Sandeman tell stories about how port was consumed 7 generations ago... Priceless!


Snooth User: RobertoPatriarca
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4.50 5
07/30/2009

WD: Rich, figgy, nutty aromas on the nose. A wonderful texture and richness on the palate, with creamy nut flavours. Despite the age there is still grip and acidity here. Elegant, wonderful drinking. Very good. Parece que suavizou depois de aberto, com aroma de amaretto


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External Reviews for Sandeman Port Blend Porto 20 Year Old Tawny

External Review
04/30/2010

Sandeman 20 Year Tawny Port 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.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
08/27/2010

91 points Wine Spectator"A very well-aged tawny boasting wonderful honey, almond, nut and orange character. Medium-bodied and very sweet, delicate, silky texture and long, long finish."


External Review
05/14/2011

Tawny Ports are some of the most exquisite and delicious of all. To make this 20 Year Reserve Tawny specially selected port wines were chosen for ageing in wooden casks, which concentrates their flavor and the color matures from deep ruby to amber. The wine is racked before bottling so in needs no decanting to be enjoyed. This Tawny was an Editors Choice, scoring 91 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine who said "An elegant tawny, perfumed with soft tannins and a good edge of wood acidity and spirit. The wine is dry, densely flavored, tasting mature, showing a good balance between young sweetness and age, with everything well integrated."


External Review
11/05/2009

One of the stars of the Sandeman stable, this is a nicely balanced tawny that's a bit drier-tasting than most, with a touch of tannic structure to help support the flavors of caramelized nuts, surprisingly vigorous red fruits and maple syrup. Peppery... Wine Enthusiast. A Port wine from Douro in Portugal. N.V. Sandeman Tawny Port 20 year old 750ml


External Review
09/16/2009

A very well-aged tawny boasting wonderful honey, almond, nut and orange character. Medium-bodied and very sweet, delicate, silky texture and long, long finish.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Sandeman 20 Years Old Tawny is a rare delicacy. The colour matures from deep ruby through to amber, producing a rare and delicious Tawny Porto. Maturity and fruit are harmoniously balanced, creating the perfect conclusion to a meal and an inspiration for a good conversation.

Tasting Notes:

A rich yet elegant combination of flavours - dried apricots, honey, nuts, spices, vanilla - creates an endlessly complex wine that unfolds smoothly and develops in the mouth. A balance of aged fruit with an oak aged intensity epitomises the deluxe quality of Sandeman.

Sandeman 20 Years Old Tawny is a rare delicacy. The colour matures from deep ruby through to amber, producing a rare and delicious Tawny Porto. Maturity and fruit are harmoniously balanced, creating the perfect conclusion to a meal and an inspiration for a good conversation.

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Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 20% pH: 3.55
Sugar: 115 grams per liter Total Acidity: 5 grams per liter

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