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Vintage Port Vau Sandeman Halbe 2000

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Deep red, opaque and inky, intense fresh red fruit aromas. In the mouth, rich plummy flavors with hints of strawberry are supported by soft tannins which give a firm backbone and will allow it to age over several years. Drink now to 2012.

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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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3.50 5
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
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3.00 5
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
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
1546601,004
3.50 5
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
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
64253617
4.00 5
11/16/2010

Four glasses


External Reviews for Vintage Port Vau Sandeman Halbe

External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
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
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
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
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
11/08/2009

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



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Deep red, opaque and inky, intense fresh red fruit aromas. In the mouth, rich plummy flavors with hints of strawberry are supported by soft tannins which give a firm backbone and will allow it to age over several years. Drink now to 2012.

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 98.1 grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.7 grams per liter

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