Sandeman Porto Late Bottled Vintage

Sandeman Porto Late Bottled Vintage

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Grower: Sandeman
Grape Variety: Touriga Franca / Tinta Roriz / Touriga Nacional
Style: Floral and Vibrant
Country: Portugal
Appellation: Douro
Vintage: 2016/17
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 20% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Deep ruby in colour, quite opaque. Complex aroma but at the same time austere, with floral notes of heather and rosemary, resin, mint and cedar, spiciness, pepper and a hint of saffron, and vibrant red fruits. It has lots of body, good, seriously firm tannins, very well-balanced acidity, and floral notes of heather and gum cyst, with a very long and complex finish.

In 1790 George Sandeman, an ambitious young Scotsman from Perth, founded a wine business in London. With a £300 loan he bought his first wine cellar and started trading in Porto and Sherry from Tom’s Coffee House. By 1795, he had established an agency in Cadiz, Spain and in 1811 he purchased an ageing cellar in V.N. Gaia in Portugal. In the early 1800s Sandeman wines were shipped to countries within Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia and even as far as New Zealand. Sandeman was the first company to brand a cask. In 1805, Sandeman started fire branding their trademark GSC (George Sandeman & Co.) in a crow’s foot design on all pipes they sold, thus giving the wine a name that assured quality. At the end of the nineteenth century “brand” names were largely unheard of but Sandeman wanted to give their customers a guarantee of quality so in 1880 they became the first Porto House to export bottled and labelled wines. SANDEMAN 10 YEARS OLD TAWNY is a vibrant premium aged wine, a balance of ripe fruit oak aged intensity, which highlights SANDEMAN’S quality. Selected Portos wines are chosen for ageing in wooden vats and casks, concentrating all their fruit and flavour.

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