Sandeman

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The famous image of "The Don" makes this the most well known brand of port in the world. The image was commissioned in 1928 by George Massiot Brown.

The company was founded in 1790 by George Sandeman, and today, his descendent another George Sandeman manages the brand. After a spell in the doldrums under Seagram the company has blossomed under the ownership of Sogrape. Under the stewardship of the head winemaker Luis Sotamayor the company has focused on quality and has produced some very good Vintage ports from 1997 onwards. The 2011 Vintage Port is outstanding. The recently released Quinta do Siexo (Single Quinta) bridges the gap in the range between the very good LBV's and the Vintage Port in years that are not declared.

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Sandeman, 2019

Vintage Port, Douro
Quinta do Seixo
*** Gold Medal IWC 2022 ***
*** Gold Medal Decanter 2022 ***

Tasting Notes Deep ruby in colour, almost opaque. On the nose intense aromas of red and black fruits are married with spicy notes of pepper and ginger, hints of cacao and a subtle stony minerality. Great intensity on the palate, with opulent and firm tannins and a lively acidity which carries the intense flavours onto long and complex finish.

Luís Sottomayor describes the 2019 vintage as “a very good year, with freshness and great balance." Winter and spring were cooler and drier than normal, but April showers replenished water reserves in the soil and helped sustain the vines through the dry summer that followed.
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Price: $100.33 USD
Stock: 59 in Stock

Sandeman, 2018

Vintage Port
In Original Sandeman Gift Box, DOC Douro
***94 Points- Decanter 2023 Silver Award Winner***

2018 Sandeman Vintage Port. Sandeman did not produce a 2017 Classic Vintage Port in the knowledge that they had something better in the cask. The Single Quinta they produced in 2017 was in my top three Ports of the vintage so everything is looking good for the 2018. The price tag of the 2018 is hefty - well above other declared ports in this year. Early reviews appear to indicate that it merits it status.

Wine Makers Notes.
On the nose intense and precise aromas of blackberry and black cherry combine with herbal nuances, spice and cocoa. On the palate it has a powerful attack, with a lively acidity and firm but ripe tannins.
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Price: $159.18 USD
Stock: 76 in Stock

Sandeman, 2018

Late Bottled Vintage Port, Douro
***2023 Decanter Gold Award Winner***

Sandeman's Late Bottled Vintages are renowned for their quality and depth of character and have won numerous awards. This Port has been specially selected for a roundness of flavours. Deep ruby colour, almost opaque. Aroma of good intensity and complexity, slightly floral, with notes of bright red fruits, spices, curry, pepper, and some cocoa and chocolate, the result of good maturation and stoniness. It has good volume in the mouth, high-quality, well-polished tannins, well-integrated acidity, and notes of spices, pepper and curry. The finish is long-lasting.

Drink now, it's perfect with chocolate desserts, creamy cheeses or red fruit tarts.
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Price: $32.04 USD
Stock: 24 in Stock

Sandeman, 2016

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
** 99 Points Wine Enthusiast **

The 2016 Sandeman Vintage Port Wine returns to its glory. With an opaque with an almost black colour the wine has an intense, complex aroma. Ripe black fruit, cocoa and chocolate flavours continue on to the palate where floral notes of rockrose are apparent in a long, lingering finish. Firm tannins, full-bodied and with fresh acidity it has structure that will allow the wine to age comfortably for decades.


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Price: $132.43 USD
Stock: 56 in Stock

Sandeman, 2016

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Late Bottled Vintage Port, DOC Douro
2021 Decanter Bronze Award Winner
*** Last One ***

The 2016 Sandeman Late Bottled Vintage Port Wine has deep ruby colour. Intense and complex aroma, with notes of black fruits like plum and blackcurrant, hints of shrub and spices, such as ginger and nutmeg, balsamic truffle and undergrowth notes, and a slight cocoa and chocolate note, the result of a good maturation. On the palate it has good volume, lively acidity, firm tannins, very present and of good quality, black fruits and some cocoa, with a very balanced finish.

Feature(s): Vegan, Vegetarian
Winemaker: Luís Sottomayor
Alcohol (ABV): 20 %
Acidity: 4.8 g/l
Residual sugar: 98 g/l
pH:
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Price: $25.35 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Sandeman

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10 Year Old Tawny Port
***95 points- GOLD Medal- IWC 2024***

The awarded Sandeman 10 Year Old Tawny Port is a refined and well-crafted port, offering a delightful balance of youthful fruitiness and the complex, nutty characteristics that come with aging.

Tasting notes
medium amber wine with a complex aroma of dried fruits, caramel, toffee, honey, and toasted nuts. Its palate is smooth and velvety, with a well-balanced sweetness. The finish is long and satisfying, with lingering flavors of dried fruits, caramel, and a gentle nuttiness. The wine has a nice acidity that balances the sweetness, making it an elegant and approachable wine.
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Price: $33.38 USD
Stock: 19 in Stock

Sandeman, 2013

Quinta do Seixo Vintage Port

The 2013 Vintage Port Wine from Sandeman is only the second produced in the company’s history from its home vineyard Quinta do Seixo, in the Cima Corgo. In keeping with Port wine tradition, this wine remained in the Douro Region, at Quinta do Seixo, until the following spring, when it was transported to Sandeman's cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia for maturation in "balseiros". Over its first two years of life the wine was constantly monitored by the wine making team carefully assessing its development before the decision was made to declare it as only the second ever Single Quinta Vintage Port in Sandeman’s long and illustrious history.
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Price: $66.82 USD
Stock: 13 in Stock

Sandeman, 2013

Quinta do Seixo Vintage Port
IMPERIAL Format 1x600cl

The 2013 Vintage Port Wine from Sandeman is a new Single Quinta Vintage Porto and only the second produced in the company’s history from its home vineyard Quinta do Seixo, in the Cima Corgo. In keeping with Port wine tradition, this wine remained in the Douro Region, at Quinta do Seixo, until the following spring, when it was transported to Sandeman's cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia for maturation in "balseiros". Over its first two years of life the wine was constantly monitored by the wine making team carefully assessing its development before the decision was made to declare it as only the second ever Single Quinta Vintage Port in Sandeman’s long and illustrious history.
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Price: $601.96 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Sandeman, 2013

Quinta do Seixo Vintage Port
DOUBLE MAGNUM Format 1x300cl

The 2013 Vintage Port Wine from Sandeman is a new Single Quinta Vintage Porto and only the second produced in the company’s history from its home vineyard Quinta do Seixo, in the Cima Corgo. In keeping with Port wine tradition, this wine remained in the Douro Region, at Quinta do Seixo, until the following spring, when it was transported to Sandeman's cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia for maturation in "balseiros". Over its first two years of life the wine was constantly monitored by the wine making team carefully assessing its development before the decision was made to declare it as only the second ever Single Quinta Vintage Port in Sandeman’s long and illustrious history.
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Price: $294.29 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Sandeman

20 Year Old Tawny Port, Douro
***95 Points- GOLD Medal - IWC 2024***

An outstanding Tawny Port Wine from Sandeman Port. A rich yet elegant combination of flavours - dried apricots, honey, nuts, spices, vanilla - creates an endlessly complex wine that unfolds smoothly and develops in the mouth.

Sandeman Porto Tawny 20 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,
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Price: $53.44 USD
Stock: 23 in Stock

Sandeman, 2000

Vintage Port, Douro
Excellent Provenance | Library Release
***18.5/20 Points - JancisRobinson.com***

We are delighted to offer a small parcel of sandeman 2000 Vintage Port released from the Sandeman Cellars.

“This is a deep-coloured wine with faint brick hues, dominated by aromatic notes of mint cedar and tobacco box. It reveals the presence of spices such as pepper and cinnamon, ripe black fruits and slight chocolate hits, the result of an excellent maturation. On the palate it displays excellent structure, good quality tannins and a very well integrated acidity. The long finish of great complexity shows aromatic notes of cedar and mint, as well as ripe black fruits.”
Luís Sottomayor,
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Price: $132.43 USD
Stock: 37 in Stock

Sandeman, 2000

225th Anniversary Special Edition Vintage Port Collection
6 Individually boxed Ports from the 2000 Vintage.

To celebrate Sandeman’s 225th anniversary, here is a very special limited edition case of 2000 Vintage Sandeman Port. A mere 225 cases have been produced and each includes 6 unique labels telling the story of Sandemans. The bottles are presented in a crafted wooden box, once again unique to this release. A wonderful choice for any port lover.

The Word, The Spirit, The Journey, The Craft, The Pioneer, The Hat & Cape

Each specially designed label tells of a different story relating to each pillar of the House of Sandeman ethos. Together when combined in the beautifully crafted special edition wooden case help bring the history and heritage of this most prestigious House to life.
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Price: $795.92 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Sandeman, 1999

Vau Vintage, Douro
Magnum Bottle 150cl

The iconic Sandeman Don, created in 1928, is one of the first trademark images ever created. The Don has received a facelift in recent years, and the full range of Sandeman Ports has been updated and stylishly re-packaged. Sandeman recently opened its new production and visitor centre in Quinta do Seixo, in the Upper Douro. This houses the latest technology and production processes, including robotic lagares that closely replicate the traditional method of treading Port grapes by foot. The range includes Apitiv White Port, and the stylish Vau Vintage Port - released ready for immediate consumption.
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Price: $106.95 USD
Stock: 14 in Stock

Sandeman, 1999

Vau Vintage

The iconic Sandeman Don, created in 1928, is one of the first trademark images ever created. The Don has received a facelift in recent years, and the full range of Sandeman Ports has been updated and stylishly re-packaged. Sandeman recently opened its new production and visitor centre in Quinta do Seixo, in the Upper Douro. This houses the latest technology and production processes, including robotic lagares that closely replicate the traditional method of treading Port grapes by foot. The range includes Apitiv White Port, and the stylish Vau Vintage Port - released ready for immediate consumption.
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Price: $52.17 USD
Stock: 17 in Stock

Sandeman

30 Year Old Tawny Port
***95 Points- Gold- Decanter 2024***
***96 Points GOLD Award- IWC 2024***

Presented in Sandeman Gift Box

Sandeman is a regular IWC and Decanter World Wine Awards Gold- and Trophy-winner for its supremely refined tawnies. A premium aged tawny port, meticulously crafted and aged in oak casks for an average of 30 years.

Tasting Notes
The Sandeman 30 Year Old Tawny Port is of a deep amber amber colour with intense aromas of honey and spices, underscored with deep flavours of dried apricots, hazelnuts and vanilla, creating a rich yet elegant combination. Luxuriously smooth and well-balanced on the palate, this is offering a harmonious blend of dried fruits, nuts, and caramel flavours.
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Price: $100.26 USD
Stock: 15 in Stock

Sandeman, 1985

Vintage Port

"Sandeman is one of the biggest and most conspicuous of the port houses, with extensive interests in the sherry business as well. They advertise significantly and their products are well-represented in virtually every American marketplace. The quality is quite good given the quantity of wine produced...The 1985 has less of a deep-ruby/purple color, but it does offer a spice-box, fruitcake sort of aroma, mildly sweet, medium- to full-bodied flavors, and a ripe, tasty finish. Not a heavyweight, this wine represents a lighter style of vintage port. (1/ 1989) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Wine Spectator
Elegant and balanced, but a little short on concentration.
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Price: $120.32 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Sandeman

40 Year Old Tawny Port
***95 Points- GOLD Winner- IWC 2024***
***95 Points- Gold - Decanter 2024***
Comes in Original Gift Tube

The Sandeman 40 Year Old Tawny Port is a luxurious and complex aged tawny port, known for its exceptional depth and sophistication. This port is the result of meticulous blending and extended aging in oak casks, which imparts rich flavours and a smooth, refined character.

Tasting Notes
Deep amber with golden and greenish highlights, indicating a long aging process. Its aroma is intricate, with notes of dried fruits, toasted nuts, caramel, honey, spice, vanilla, and oak. The palate is remarkably smooth, rich, and full-bodied, with a harmonious blend of dried fruits, toffee, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, and citrus.
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Price: $199.31 USD
Stock: 11 in Stock

Sandeman, 1982

Vintage Port

“The 1982 will long be remembered for its rich colour and its intense grape aroma. It’s a firm, robust wine reminiscent of the 1966…”(David Sandeman). The 1982 Sandeman is now at its ideal moment of maturation showing great elegance and complexity. Very pleasant and at its optimum to be drunk.


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Price: $159.18 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Sandeman

50 Year Old Tawny Port
***95 Points- GOLD- Decanter 2023*** Special Offer | Was £289 | Now £270

Beautiful pale tawny in colour. The 50-Year-Old Tawny is exceptionally pronounced and complex in aroma profile. Intense aromas of dried fruits, roasted walnuts, toffee and spice burst out of the glass. Velvety smooth on the palate, with a bright acidity keeping the decadent flavours on the straight and narrow and all culminating in a deliciously lingering finish.

There are few more iconic images in the world of wine than the ‘Don’, the logo created for the Sandeman family in 1928 by George Massiot Brown. The cape was modelled on the attire worn by university students in Porto, while the wide-brimmed hat was a nod to the family’s presence in Jerez.
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Price: $367.86 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Sandeman, 1972

Vintage Port

An extremely rare bottle of Sandeman 1972 vintage port. Sandemans Bottled a pipe of the vintage which was only offered to staff and agents in 1974.


About Sandeman
Sandeman’s history is a testament to its enduring legacy in the wine world, combining tradition with innovation to maintain its prestigious position in the market. Sandeman was founded in 1790 by George Sandeman, a young Scotsman who began trading in port and sherry wines in London. He borrowed £300 from his father to start his business. By 1795, Sandeman had established himself as a successful wine merchant, and his business began to expand rapidly.
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Price: $508.32 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

Sandeman, 1970

Vintage Port

From the excellent 1970 vintage, the Sandeman has only just reached full maturity. A pale garnet colour with a powerful bouquet of sweet fruit introduces the beautiful blend of chocolate, cherry, and jammy fruit flavours. A very enjoyable port.


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Price: $172.56 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

Sandeman, 1968

Vintage Port-Exceptional Provenance
Sandeman Cellars Library Stock Release

*** Exceptional Provenance ***

Vintage Wine and Port have secured a few ultra-rare bottles of 1968 Sandeman's Port. These bottles are of exceptional provenance - they are library stock released exclusively to VWP from the Sandeman Cellars in Oporto.

Tasted by our wine buyer at the Sandeman 20 Vintage Tasting November 2013. "Tawny rim; good nose, some cigar, spice and chocolate, dried fruit. On the palate, ripe and sweet not quite in tune but still quite opulent with integrated tannins. Excellent finish - my first tasting of a '68 and quite a surprise for a generally undeclared year. (Tony Carter, November 2013) - 92 Points (Outstanding).
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Price: $528.38 USD
Stock: 37 in Stock

Sandeman, 1967

Vintage Port
(Library stock from Sandeman cellars, Oporto)

*** 93 Points for the Love of Port ***

These bottles were recently acquired from Sandeman's cellars in Oporto as part of their historic library stock. They have been specially relabelled by Sandeman to mark their 50th Anniversary.

Reviews:
93 Points Roy Hersch: "There is a first time for everything. This gentle giant is one of the very best of the Ports I have had from the lackluster 1967 vintage, which managed to produce a few very well-made VPs. The Sandeman is still in great shape. Due to the lighting it is impossible to tell the color. The aromatics dance out of the glass with ultra-potent, sweet violet and floral notes with a hint of mocha.
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Price: $434.75 USD
Stock: 18 in Stock

Sandeman, 1966

Vintage Port
Wine society labels
Excellent Provenance and condition

The Sandeman 1966 is a superb port from a classic vintage. The medium garnet colour has held up quite well with some bricking on the rim, but otherwise this wine is still showing youth and it has the backbone for a long life ahead. Complex layers of cocoa and spice with excellent balance and the velvety mouth- feel that gains extra credit.


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Price: $266.20 USD
Stock: 11 in Stock

Sandeman, 1966

Vintage Port
Peatling and Cauldron Labels

A superb port from a classic vintage. The medium garnet colour has held up quite well with some bricking on the rim, but otherwise this wine is still showing youth and it has the backbone for a long life ahead. Complex layers of cocoa and spice with excellent balance and the velvety mouth- feel that gains extra credit.


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Price: $252.82 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock