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Porto Tawny 40 Years Old

Sandeman
Porto Tawny 40 Years Old: a Tawny Port

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Description

Specially selected Portos are chosen for ageing in wooden casks where gradual exposure to air concentrates the flavours and transforms the rich ruby colour to amber, creating the rare and delicious Sandeman Porto Tawny 40 Years Old. The ageing process intensifies the fruit creating the  complex flavours characteristic of Tawny Porto. A perfect Porto to end any meal and an inspiration for good conversation.

Tasting

An intense, deeply flavoured Porto Tawny 40 Years Old, with a massive bouquet suggesting vanilla, oak and honey, and a mouthful of very complex flavours of dried fruits, spices, and nuts. As the wine unfolds smoothly and develops in the mouth, one discovers a superb balance of wood ageing and vibrancy, characteristic of Sandeman Tawny Portos.

Vinification

Sandeman Porto Tawny 40 Years Old is produced by the traditional Porto Wine method. The hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration so as to extract the best components. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine´s body and bouquet. This moment is chosen by the winemaker following strict control of fermentation temperatures and densities, the later depending on the vine variety, maturation stage and the final sweetness required.

Maturation

After the harvest, the wines remain in the Douro until the following Spring, when they are taken to V.N.Gaia and enter Sandeman´s centuries-old lodges for ageing in oak wood casks, as required by Porto Wine traditional ageing system. Along the years, the exceptional wines selected for this Sandeman Porto Tawny 40 Years Old are carefully tasted and analysed, racked from lees and all corrections deemed necessary by the tasters are carried out. The final blend results from the strictest selection of wines usually between 30 and 55 years of age, masterfully and skilfully combined so as to achieve Sandeman Porto Tawny´s 40 Years Old unique identity, style and consistency.

Storage

The bottle should be kept upright, protected from light and humidity, at a constant temperature of 16ºC-18ºC.

Serve

Sandeman Porto Tawny 40 Years Old is ready for drinking and does not require decanting but benefits from aeration. Serve between 14ºC-16ºC. Once open, it should be consumed within 2-3 months.

Enjoy

A wine of great complexity, it is excellent served on its own or with a coffee, a small piece of chocolate of fine cocoa or even a cigar. It also goes very well with nutty desserts as well as more elaborate sweets and with intense cheeses.

Technical Details
Douro Region
Amber Colour
20% Alcohol
14º Min & 16º Max Temperature
5,9 g/L (tartaric acid) Acidity
125 g/L Sugar
3,45 pH
AVIN2645376682931 AVIN
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Gold Medal 2019 Mundus Vini Spring Tasting Germany
Gold Medal 2019 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
40 Years Old Tawny Trophy 2019 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2019 International Wine and Spirits Competition United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2018 Vinalies Internationales France
94 points 2018 Wine Spectator United States
Gold Critics Choice 2018 Sommelier Wine Awards United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2018 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2018 Challenge International du Vin France
Gold Medal 2018 International Wine and Spirit Competition United Kingdom
Best in Show 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2018 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Belgium
Best of Show Porto Wine 2017 Mundusvini Germany
Great Gold Medal 2017 Mundus Vini Germany
Silver Medal 2017 Challenge International du Vin France
Gold Medal 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2017 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Belgium
Silver Medal 2017 Wines of Portugal Challenge Portugal
Silver Medal 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2016 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2016 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Belgium
Great Gold Medal 2016 Portugal Wine Trophy Germany
Silver Medal 2016 International Wine and Spirits Competition United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2016 Mundus Vini Germany
Great Gold Medal 2015 Mundus Vini Germany
Gold Medal 2015 Vinalies Internationales France
Silver Medal 2015 Decanter World Wine Awards United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2015 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2015 Challenge International du Vin France
Silver Medal 2015 International Wine and Spirits Competition United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2015 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Belgium
Silver Medal 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2014 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Belgium
Gold Medal Outstanding 2014 International Wine and Spirits Competition United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2014 International Wine Challenge United kingdom
Silver Medal 2013 International Wine and Spirits Competition United Kingdom
Tawny Porto Wine Trophy 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards United Kingdom
Tawny Porto Wine Trophy 2013 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2013 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2012 International Wine and Spirits Competition United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2012 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2012 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Portugal
Gold Medal 2012 Challenge International du Vin France
Gold Medal 2012 Vinalies Internationales France
Silver Medal 2011 Vinalies Internationales France
Silver Medal 2011 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2011 Decanter World Wine Awards United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2011 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Belgium
Gold Medal 2011 International Wine and Spirits Competition United Kingdom
International Trophy 2010 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2010 Vinalies Internationales France
Gold Medal 2010 Challenge International du Vin France
Gold Medal 2010 International Wine Challenge United KIngdom
Gold Medal 2009 Challenge International du Vin France
Gold Medal 2009 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
International Trophy 2008 Club de la Presse Award, Challenge du Vin France
Gold Medal 2006 International Wine and Spirits Competition United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2006 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2005 Vinalies Internationales France
Gold Medal 2005 Wine Masters Challenge Portugal
Gold Medal 2005 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Belgium
Silver Medal 2005 Challenge du Vin France
Silver Medal 2005 International Wine and Spirits Competition United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2005 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2004
Silver Medal 2004 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
Silver Medal 2004 International Wine and Spirits Competition United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2003 International Wine and Spirits Competition United Kingdom
Gold Medal 2002 International Wine Challenge United Kingdom
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Ingredients
  • 120 g of egg yolks
  • 150 g of sugar
  • 25 cl of milk
  • 75 cl of fresh cream
  • Liquid vanilla essence (to taste)
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