Sandeman Port Blend Porto Ruby 2008

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Wine Advocate #150 (Dec 2003) The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon is an amazing tour de force. Quality like this was rare, if not impossible to obtain in 2000. From bottle, the wine is performing even better than it did from cask. The color is an opaque black/ruby/purple, and the amazing aromatic concoction includes notes of melted licorice, minerals, smoky toast, and blackberry as well as cassis liqueur. Full-bodied, thick, and juicy, it is a voluptuous effort to drink now and over the next 15-16 years. It is a brilliant achievement, surpassed by none, and equaled only by a few other northern California 2000s.

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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.

Member Reviews for Sandeman Port Blend Porto Ruby

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Snooth User: Aegelis
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3.00 5
06/22/2012

Having tried another portugal port before, I can say I was a bit excited to try a different version. Colour was darker than ruby, almost garnet but colour means as much to me as a violin bow to a guitarist, just one of those noticeables like when I spell a word wrong. Scent was mostly light, absent, mostly alcohol-y while the taste was woody with a dash of dry fruit. Strong enough to let you know its presence, it's just not my cup of tea (or wine in this case). If you like dry, woody, sweet fruit, then this may be your thing.

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dry woody sweet

Snooth User: Joe Hope
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3.00 5
09/22/2010

easy but delicious. Nose: Fresh and fruity Palate: fruity and a little acoholic Finish: short but nice Balance: some youth cuts, but OK


Snooth User: Craig en
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0.00 5
06/01/2012

the best in its price range and better than those major brands priced a few dollars more. like the better brands and vintages it has a slight, peppery aftertaste.


Snooth User: Pascal Krass
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4.00 5
05/18/2012

Four glasses


External Reviews for Sandeman Port Blend Porto Ruby

External Review
Source: WineChateau.com
05/11/2010

Brilliant red ruby in colour, with clean aromas of red fruits, plums and strawberries, Sandeman Ruby Porto has fullrich flavours and is very well balanced. Rich, round, balanced in the mouth, with overt flavours of fresh plums andred fruits.


External Review
04/09/2008

There are clean aromas of red fruits, plums and strawberries. It is full of rich flavors yet very well balanced. Matches perfectly with creamy cheeses and chocolate desserts.



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Wine Advocate #150 (Dec 2003) The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon is an amazing tour de force. Quality like this was rare, if not impossible to obtain in 2000. From bottle, the wine is performing even better than it did from cask. The color is an opaque black/ruby/purple, and the amazing aromatic concoction includes notes of melted licorice, minerals, smoky toast, and blackberry as well as cassis liqueur. Full-bodied, thick, and juicy, it is a voluptuous effort to drink now and over the next 15-16 years. It is a brilliant achievement, surpassed by none, and equaled only by a few other northern California 2000s.

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