Sandeman, Fine Ruby Port, Douro, Portugal
Tasting Note: If you’re just starting to become more acquainted with Port, you’d benefit from beginning with an entry-level version, and this bottle would be a good place to start.
Plus, Sandeman is one of the major Port producers and referencing the entry level from this brand will help you center your palate as you go up the Port ladder.
Deep-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of black plum, prune puree and bramble.
On the palate the medium sweet, full-bodied Port is filled with black fruit flavors and a hint of clove baking spice.
The Port is simple and straightforward, good in its dimension and completes with a medium-plus finish.
Bottle Note: Established by George Sandeman in 1790, Sandeman has been shipping fine Portos from all over the world for more than 225 years. This Ruby Porto is rich and gloriously red with plum and berry notes. Savor it with creamy cheeses, chocolate desserts or fruit pies. Enjoy Sandeman ruby, tawny or white on their own, on ice or as a long drink.
Importer: Pernod Ricard USA, Purchase New York
Tasting Date: May 8, 2018