2011 Sandeman Vintage Porto

2011 Sandeman Vintage Porto

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  • Port
  • 750ML
  • WS 97
  • WA 94
  • W&S 92
  • IWC 91
  • JS 91
  • JR 91

Reviews for 2011 Sandeman Vintage Porto

WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 2014
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... 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. – KM
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2014
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... 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. Drink 2018-2040. - NEAL MARTIN
W&S 92
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, December 2013
Sandeman gets a refresh with the 2011 vintage. Now part of Sogrape and positioned as its top Port selection by winemaker Luis Sottomayor, this classic brand hasn’t produced a vintage of this quality since 1963. Rather... Sandeman gets a refresh with the 2011 vintage. Now part of Sogrape and positioned as its top Port selection by winemaker Luis Sottomayor, this classic brand hasn’t produced a vintage of this quality since 1963. Rather than the traditional, rather lean style of Sandeman from the early 20th century, this is powerfully ripe and black, the aroma robed in purple fruit, the flavors running deep. The concentration is apparent from the color to the constricting intensity of the tannins, which hold the finish to a savory length. A gracious wine on a big scale, this is designed to power through the decades ahead.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2014
Saturated black-ruby. Sexy, superripe nose offers black raspberry, minerals and a whiff of black olive. Intensely flavored, sweet and fine-grained if a bit youthfully musclebound today; suggests a strong extraction. ... Saturated black-ruby. Sexy, superripe nose offers black raspberry, minerals and a whiff of black olive. Intensely flavored, sweet and fine-grained if a bit youthfully musclebound today; suggests a strong extraction. Boasts a powerful wall of tarry black fruit flavor but does this wine have enough inner-mouth tension for long-term aging? It certainly has the tannic support. 91+
JS 91
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, May 2013
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. Try after 2019.
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, April 2013
Very bright purple. Very flattering, rather 'smudgy', comfortable and comforting nose. Sinewy underneath and the structure and schist soon asserts itself above the undoubted fruit. Exciting stuff. Clearly a lot of effort... Very bright purple. Very flattering, rather 'smudgy', comfortable and comforting nose. Sinewy underneath and the structure and schist soon asserts itself above the undoubted fruit. Exciting stuff. Clearly a lot of effort has gone into this. A long-term prospect but flashy enough to enjoy relatively young. 17.5/20