2018 Sandeman Vintage Port [WE96][WS94][WA94][JS93][W&S90]

2018 Sandeman Vintage Port

2018 Sandeman Vintage Port [WE96][WS94][WA94][JS93][W&S90]

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Producer: Sandeman    
Region: DuoroPortugal 
Blend: 
Red Blend 
Year: 
2018 

Wine Enthusiast, 96 Points 

"This ripe Port boasts stewed plums and dense tannins, making it opulent, rich and set for long-term aging. Spice and a hint of cardamom give further complexity. Of course, this fine wine will age." 

Wine Spectator, 94 Points 

"Lots to like here, with a mix of crushed plum, raspberry paste and blackberry compote notes that work in harmony while fruitcake, bramble and apple wood accents fill in on the juicy finish. Has excellent range and depth." 

Wine Advocate, 94 Points 

"The 2018 Vintage Porto is mostly a 50/40 blend of Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional with Tinto Cao and Sousao filling out the rest of the blend. It comes in with 106 grams of residual sugar. When last seen, this seemed pretty fine, but it was not yet bottled and there were some questions to answer. Let's check in. With some bottle time, this has fleshed out and shows off its concentration to balance superb structure. The structure may be the best feature. That is part of the identity of most great Ports, and this easily meets any such challenge. There is a serious backbone supporting the fruit and a big finish with appropriate grip and length. A day or two after it was opened, it was more vigorous and powerful than ever. Best After 2027." 

James Suckling, 93 Points 

"This is toasty and earthy with notes of ripe plums and blueberry marmalade. Hints of crushed walnut and decomposed forest floor, too. Creamy and polished on the palate with a full body and mellow sweetness. Layers of attractive dark fruit flavors sitting on a bed of soft, velvety tannins. Lingering finish."  

Wine & Spirits, 90 Points 

"There’s a lot to love in this latest release from Sandeman, near schist heaven in its complex, layered mineral intensity. Chef and baker Amy Loveless of the Dream Away Lodge in Becket, Mass., described the flavors as “plum tart with frangipane,” then pointed out the woody aspect. For now, the wine’s alcohol and that wood note get in the way of its otherwise elegant and lasting sweet savor. The wine should integrate in the cellar and live on for years." 

Winemaker Notes: 

"Deep color, almost opaque. Aroma of excellent complexity, with spicy notes, together with curry, pepper, ginger, red berries and black fruits. The wine has a light cacao touch with a slightly stony finish, the result of good maturation. On the palate it is intense and complex with lively acidity, firm and well present tannins with an extremely long finish and great concentration." 


Alcohol: 20% 

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