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Sandeman

Sandeman
20 Year Old Tawny Porto, Douro

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Port 20 Year Tawny

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 20%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$64.99

Sandeman
20 Year Old Tawny Porto, Douro

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Port 20 Year Tawny

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 20%
Dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of trail mix with pronounced toasted almond, dried red and black fruits, chocolate and salted caramel, and nuts and sunflower seeds with a chewy, vibrant, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long finish imparting impressions of dried dates and figs, leather, dark chocolate covered toffee, and orange marmalade with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A high quality and dangerous after dinner drink that would pair well with dessert and transition splendidly to an after dinner brown spirit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: trail mix with pronounced toasted almond, dried red and black fruits, chocolate and salted caramel, and nuts and sunflower seeds
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of dried dates and figs, leather, dark chocolate covered toffee, and orange marmalade
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese, Gorgonzola, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A high quality and dangerous after dinner drink that would pair well with dessert and transition splendidly to an after dinner brown spirit.

The Producer or Importer

Pernod Ricard USA

The Producer or  Importer
250 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10177
USA
1 914-848-4800

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Port 20 Year Tawny

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Serve in a Port Wine Glass
A 20 Year Old Tawny is a style of tawny port aged in wood. Although it is believed that the average age of the wine in the bottle is 20 years or more, this is not a legal definition. Thus a 20 year tawny is more of a suggested style. It is always produced in the Douro region of Portugal.

It has been aged for many years at the winery before releasing it to the market, however. It has a very round, soft finish, as the tannins have softened, with nutty, light caramel and excellent complexity. These are limited release offerings, so prices average $20-$50 a bottle. Enjoy on their own or with blue cheeses or not very sweet dessert tarts or an almond torte.