Grape: Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cao, Touriga Franca
Tasting Notes: Honey, Dried Apricots, Hazelnuts, Vanilla
Brothers George and David Sandeman founded the company in 1790. Sandeman remained a family business until bought out by the drinks company Seagram in 1979 and now owned by Sogrape. The growth of Sandeman Port over two centuries has been based on a balance of tradition and innovation, respecting heritage but always seeking improvement.
This is a relatively youthful-seeming 30-year-old that's a blend of 25 to 40 year old wines, However; it is a beautifully concentrated, fresh, rich, complex, and dense wine. The elegant acidity,lifts the palate which delivers flavors of dried apricot, fig, butterscotch, dark chocolate, vanilla, hazelnut, walnut, citrus zest, and caramel-laced fruit. Crème Brûlée anyone?