Sandeman Porto Tawny 10 Years Old is produced by the traditional Porto Wine method. The hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration so as to extract the best components. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine´s body and bouquet. This moment is chosen by the winemaker following strict control of fermentation temperatures and densities, the later depending on the vine variety, maturation stage and the final sweetness required. After the harvest, the wines remain in the Douro until the following Spring, when they are taken to V.N.Gaia and enter Sandeman´s centuries-old lodges for ageing in oak wood casks, as required by Porto Wine traditional ageing system. Along the years, the wines selected for this Sandeman Porto Tawny 10 Years Old are carefully tasted and analysed, racked from lees and all corrections deemed necessary by the tasters are carried out. The final blend results from a selection of wines between 9 and 12 years of age, composed to maintain the consistency and character of this Sandeman Porto Tawny 10 Years Old.
The intense red tawny colour with shades of brick, typical of this style of aged yet youthful wine, anticipates the elegant and complex aroma, combining ripe fruit, jam and nuts, with hints of vanilla and raisins. In the mouth, Sandeman Porto Tawny 10 Years Old is a most flavoursome wine, full-bodied and appealing, with a persistent finish.
Store and Serve Advices:
The bottle should be kept upright, protected from light and humidity, at a constant temperature of 16ºC-18ºC. Sandeman Porto Tawny 10 Years Old is ready for drinking and does not require decanting but benefits from aeration. Once open, it should be consumed within 2-3 months. Serve between 12ºC-16ºC.
It is delicious served slightly chilled on its own and a surprising accompaniment to a rich appetizer or a strong blue cheese. It is also a perfect match to rich desserts from a tarte tatin, to custards, ice-cream, pudding with figs, nuts and raisins.
Reviews and Awards:
. 90 points in Wine & Spirits Magazine;
. 89 points in CellarTracker;
. 89 points in Wine Spectator Magazine;
. 87 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
. 17 points in Revista de Vinhos;
. 17 points in Vinho Grandes Escolhas;
. Silver Outstanding International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014;
. Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2014;
. Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2014;
. Silver medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2013;
. Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2013;
. Silver medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013;
. Commended International Wine Challenge 2013;
. Gold medal Vinalies Internationales 2013;
. Bronze medal Challenge International du Vin 2012;
. Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2012;
. Silver Outstanding medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012;
. Commended International Wine Challenge 2012;
. Silver medal Vinalies Internationales 2012.
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