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.
A pale straw colour, it has a tropical fruit aroma with slight vanilla notes and light fresh flavour, crisp characteristics combined with a hint of natural sweetness.
A perfect aperitif when served chilled on its own, with ice or as a long drink with a splash of tonic water and a slice of lemon.
Robert Ppoker, Wine Advocate, N9: 95/Port Blend0 points.