Sandeman Vau Port 2000, Portugal

Sandeman Vau Vintage PortTasting date:             February 06, 2013

Varietal:                     Port Blend (fortified)

Country:                     Portugal

Tasting Date Price:   $31.99

Rating:                      90 WA

Alcohol Content:       20%

Vineyard Website:    http://www.sandeman.eu/homepage/en

Visual Aspect:          Very deep almost opaque red hue

Nose:                        Blackberry & plum with floral notes

Palate:                      Black cherry, plum, raisin, vanilla & nutmeg

Food Pairing:                        Chocolate rich desserts; blue cheese, almonds

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. Score: 90 (Robert Parker Jr., http://www.erobertparker.com, Oct. 2002)

Winemaker’s notes:

Sandeman Vau Vintage is an exceptional quality, modern style of Vintage Porto which can be enjoyed young, but will age well in bottle. With intense fruit aromas, rich fruit flavors reminiscent of plums and red fruits in the mouth, Sandeman Vau Vintage Porto 2000 is a superb match for chocolate desserts. Serve in large glasses.

Winery notes:  Sandeman Vau Vintage is an exceptional quality, modern style of Vintage Porto which can be enjoyed young, but will age well in bottle. With intense fruit aromas, rich fruit flavors reminiscent of plums and red fruits in the mouth, Sandeman Vau Vintage Porto 2000 is a superb match for chocolate desserts. Serve in large glasses

 

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