September 2012 - Portugal - All Wines Including Oporto

This month's Wine feature is Portuguese - All Wines Including Oporto Wines
Portugal - All Wines Including Oporto Reviews
199074
Sandeman
40 Year Old Tawny Porto Douro
Deep reddish copper color. Enticing aromas of sautéed almond, pepper, buttery salt caramel and dried citrus peels with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a very long, and warming orange-kiwi marmalade, toffeed nut, suede and spiced caramel baked apple accented finish. Superb complexity, depth and style, in particular the lush Sherry-like notes.
97 points $139.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199073
Sandeman
30 Year Old Tawny Porto Douro
Copper color. Aromas of caramelized fruits and nuts, dark chocolate, leather, pepper dust and faint sandalwood with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy spiced craisin, caramelized tangerine and almond accented finish. A zesty, flavorful tawny that will be great on it’s own and awesome in crafty, top-shelf cocktails.
95 points $85.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199072
Sandeman
20 Year Old Tawny Porto Douro
Ruddy deep amber copper color. Aromas of dried apricot, honey butter, pink pepper, and leather with a satiny fruit sweet medium-to-full body and a juicy, zippy berry cider, apple, almond, vanilla, and baking spices accented finish.
90 points $51.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199075
Sandeman
Founders Reserve Porto Douro
Deep ruby black color. Rich aromas of spiced plums, peppered raisins, and chocolate covered blueberries with a fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a melange of spices, dried fruits, pepper, cedar paper, and praline on the long, zesty finish.
89 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199071
Sandeman
10 Year Old Tawny Porto Douro
Reddish bronze color. Unusual aromas of chicken fat, dried currant, molasses, and peppercorns with a soft, tangy, fruity medium body and a brisk, tart, raisiny finish. Curious.
83 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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