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3 Ratings
Sandeman Porto Vau Vintage

Wine Details

Vineyard

Sandeman

Style

Fortified

Region

Portugal

Wine Description

(2000 Vintage) Deep red, opaque and inky, intense fresh red fruit aromas. In the mouth, rich plummy flavours 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 2015 (10/02).

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    over 2 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2000 Vintage) 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.