2011 Sandeman's Late Bottle Vintage Port

$34.95
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This is an exceptional value with all the style and complexity we expect from Sandeman’s, ready to enjoy now. Rich, deep and intense with aromas of mint playing against truffle, pepper and wood. Layers of fruit and spice unfold on an enveloping palate. Dive into this beauty while the big guns stay cellar-bound.

Varietal:
Port
Winemaker:
Luís Sottomayor
Vintage:
2011
Appellation:
Douro
Total Varietal Composition %:
Tinta Cão, Tinta Francisca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz
Alcohol %:
20.5%
SKU #:
1045047
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WS97

Wine Spectator

Well-proportioned, showing fine balance and grip to the fresh boysenberry, red plum and wild cherry flavors. Intense black fig and dark chocolate notes appear on the firm, powerful finish. Best from 2040 through 2060. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 1,250 cases made.

WA94

Wine Advocate

The 2011 Sandeman Vintage Porto has a very precise nose that is imbued with far more clarity than previous vintages: pure black cherries, minerals, creme de cassis and violets, like a super-charged Margaux. The palate is medium-bodied and beautifully balanced, the black cherries intermingling with marmalade, fig and raisin. It is seductive toward the finish, confirming its impressive showing out-of-barrel last year. This is without doubt the finest Sandeman of the modern age.

JS91

James Suckling

Very dark color here. Crushed blackberries and minerals on the nose. Very pure and focused. Full body, medium sweetness, firm and silky with pretty fruit on the finish. Very refined.

WE91

Wine Enthusiast

The wine is firm and dry, with concentrated tannins that are still masking the fruit. There is considerable structure here, along with acidity and a fresh layer of black currant. This is a wine that needs aging, drink from 2019.