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Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage Fortified Wine Port 2011

Member Review by Mary John Baumann, DWS:

Very good indeed, a fruit forward stye which is very approachable now and a good introduction to vintage port from a very good year. Opaque, vibrant purple with very intense, ripe black plum, cassis and chocolate. On palate, the signature fruitcake and sweet spices add a very rich and mouth filling texture with ripe, sweet tannins, good complexity and concentration. In perfect balance now. An affordable and hedonistic style for early drinking. Cheers!

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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.

Member Reviews for Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage Fortified Wine Port

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Snooth User: Mary John Baumann, DWS
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2000 07/27/2012

Very good indeed, a fruit forward stye which is very approachable now and a good introduction to vintage port from a very good year. Opaque, vibrant purple with very intense, ripe black plum, cassis and chocolate. On palate, the signature fruitcake and sweet spices add a very rich and mouth filling texture with ripe, sweet tannins, good complexity and concentration. In perfect balance now. An affordable and hedonistic style for early drinking. Cheers!


Snooth User: shsim
10326661,295
3.00 5
Vintage: 2000 08/08/2012

Had this during the Virtual tasting! It was a great experience! I did not know that Ports were that high in alcohol content and poured myself a huge glass! This full bodied port with plenty of residual sugar has a smell that reminds me of brandy, caramel, a little cacao and even coca cola! Which is interesting. With bright tannins, this dense opaque dark wine is fruity with notes of plum and dried medjool dates. Yummmy. Now I wished I knew more about Ports earlier! We had a dessert potluck- Apple crisp, Strawberry nutella crepes, French silk chocolate pie, fresh baked muffins- and it was splendid! To read more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/port-vt.html


Snooth User: Craig Bilodeau
10426871,237
4.50 5
Vintage: 2000 07/25/2012

Dense and super-well structured. Great ripeness in addition to lots of black currant, cassis, and mineral characteristics. Firm tannin in the finish. Wonderful!


Snooth User: zinfandel1
1546601,084
3.50 5
Vintage: 2000 07/25/2012

Love the fruit and a caramel overlay. The tannins were gentle but noticiably there. A wonderful pronounced finish.


Snooth User: Klh
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2000 07/25/2012

Deep, opaque in color, velvety with great structure and firm finish. Plenty of rich fruit--currant and dried plums--and a bit of spice on the palate. What a treat.


Snooth User: politics1
64253621
4.00 5
Vintage: 2000 11/16/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: RobertoPatriarca
138702503
4.50 5
Vintage: 1999 07/30/2009

meia garrafa. Tostados e frutas. WD: The house style begins to become apparent now. This has a similar package of sweet fruit with a molasses edge. The palate is warm, rich and very approachable, although there is still plenty of tannin in the midpalate and finish. Rich toasty fruits but with an elegant edge. Very good, excellent potential


External Reviews for Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage Fortified Wine Port

External Review
Vintage: 2000 03/05/2009

The Vau is the name of a river in Portugal and also the name of this particular port that is a vintage port made in a style that's much more accessible than a typical vintage port. No need to wait, it's enjoyable now.


External Review
Vintage: 2000 02/22/2010

Here is a Vintage Port from the outstanding 2000 vintage that is ready to go. Vau Vintage was produced with carefully selected lots from Sandeman’s estate vineyard, Quinta do Vau as well as other top vineyards in the region. Wines showing beautiful fruit in a precious, forward framework were blended creating a lush elegant young port with good balance and structure. Aged two years in oak barrels as designated by law and bottle aged since then, bringing a soft supple richness and layers of complexity that unfold on your palate. Robert Parker rated this Vintage Port 90 points saying “The dense purple-colored, seriously-structured 2000 Vau Vintage reveals outstanding ripeness in addition to abundant amounts of black currant, cassis, and mineral characteristics as well as firm tannin in the finish. Fuller-bodied, richer, and significantly more impressive than its sibling, it will drink well between 2007-2020.”


External Review
Vintage: 2000 11/08/2009

A Port wine from Douro in Portugal. 2000 Sandeman Vau Vintage 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2000 03/05/2009

Quinta du Dao is the top rated vineyard site for Sandeman. Drink now or hold for up to 10 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2000 04/30/2010

Sandeman Vau Vintage 2000 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
Vintage: 2000 05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle



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