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Sandeman Vau Vintage Premier 1997

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark purple in color, with wonderful violet, berry and cherry aromas. Full-bodied, medium-sweet, with a solid core of fruit and tannins. Long finish. Subtle. Best Sandeman since the 1960s.

Region: Portugal

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  • 1997

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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.

External Reviews for Sandeman Vau Vintage Premier

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/10/2014

Out third vintage Port of the Top 100, and another example of the changing face of today’s Port. Modern in style, with clean, fruit-driven flavors, this is the best Sandeman since the ’60, and readily available, too.


External Review
04/18/2013

Get your fountain pen out — this is inky. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with lots of velvety yet firm tannins. A beautifully crafted young Port. Sandeman is back after three decades.


External Review
04/18/2013

George Sandeman created Vau Vintage as a new idea for a secondary declaration. It is not tied directly to a quinta’s production, as is now required for single quinta wines. Instead, it is blended from the best lots available in that vintage, but made for earlier consumption than a classic, more weighty and structured vintage would be (one simply labeled “Sandeman”). This ’97 is simple and direct, its primary black fruit chewy and unevolved. The flavor continues in a straight line, lasting and balanced. Drinkable early as a young, fruity wine, this will probably be at its best when the fruit has evolved, around 2007 to 2012.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/10/2014

Aromas of sweet raspberry, prune and a hint of tobacco. Well-balanced, with beautiful raisin and fig flavors; finishes with ripe, plummy fruit. Should develop nicely over time. Another one for the cheese course.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/09/2013

Get your fountain pen out andmdash; this is inky. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with lots of velvety yet firm tannins. A beautifully crafted young Port. Sandeman is back after three decades.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/09/2013

George Sandeman created Vau Vintage as a new idea for a secondary declaration. It is not tied directly to a quintaandrsquo;s production, as is now required for single quinta wines. Instead, it is blended from the best lots available in that vintage, but made for earlier consumption than a classic, more weighty and structured vintage would be (one simply labeled andldquo;Sandemanandrdquo;). This andrsquo;97 is simple and direct, its primary black fruit chewy and unevolved. The flavor continues in a straight line, lasting and balanced. Drinkable early as a young, fruity wine, this will probably be at its best when the fruit has evolved, around 2007 to 2012.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Perhaps the major surprise is that one of the top wines is a single quinta Port from Sandeman, a house that, after a fairly lean period, is reaffirming its commitment to vintage Port. This is luscious, rich, almost creamy in texture, with piles of black fruit, lavender and spice.


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Dark purple in color, with wonderful violet, berry and cherry aromas. Full-bodied, medium-sweet, with a solid core of fruit and tannins. Long finish. Subtle. Best Sandeman since the 1960s.

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