(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).
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.