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Sandeman Vau Vintage 1999

The Experience

Drink When...
With a long lost friend
Listen To...
Eartha Kitt
Think About...
About life flowing
Drink With...
Vintage cheddar

The Oddbins Take

One in a long list of alternative Port styles that offer those who can’t wait, or can’t afford, the chance to sample a piece of something special. This is considered Sandeman’s second label in a declared vintage year, and unlike their straight-up vintage, this in-between Port style can be enjoyed now or after ageing. Rich, juicy, intense and sweet, if you’re looking for a memorable Port for a memorable evening, we can certainly Vau-ch for this!

The Vital Statistics

Country
Portugal
Region
Douro
Classification
DO Porto, Vintage
Vintage
1999
Drink
Can Be Drunk Now - Will Evolve Over the Next 10 Years
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
102 g/l
20.0%
Alcohol Units
15

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The Style

Grape
Tinta Roriz (30%), Touriga Francesa (30%), Touriga Nacional (20%), Tinta Amarela (10%), Tinta Barroca
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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In 1805 Sandeman became the first port company to brand a cask with an iron brand, giving the wine a guarantee of quality. The Sandeman "brand" was later registered as a trademark in 1877 making it one of the oldest in the world. The iconic figure of the Sandeman Don appeared on bottles in 1928, again one of the first such trademarks ever created. Sandeman's Vau Vintage is a modern-style port intended to be drunk earlier than Sandeman's traditional vintage ports. Fermentation was conducted in stainless steel vats under controlled temperatures but was arrested by the addition of grape alcohol to bring the port up to 20% ABV. It was matured for two years in large used oak vats, then bottled and left to age slowly before release.