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.
Brilliant red amber tawny colour match evolved dried fruits and vanilla aromas, which are fresh, very elegant and complex. Medium full in the mouth with multiple layers of flavour and long finish.
A perfect accompaniment to quiches, foie-gras, seafood vol-au-vent, strong blue cheeses and desserts with caramel.
Robert Ppoker, Wine Advocate, N/A9: 95/Port Blend0 points.