Using traditional Porto Wine technology, this wine was vinified at Quinta do Seixo. The grapes were both from Quinta do Seixo and Quinta do Vau. After a careful selection, the grapes were subject to soft-crushing and destemming before undergoing a very intense maceration, during alcoholic fermentation, via treading in granite lagares at automatically-controlled temperatures.
Vintage Port Wine
Porto Vintage 2016
A Vintage PortPort Wine
93 /100 Points2018
96 /100 Points2018
The highest quality wines from the 2015 harvest were carefully selected and blended to create Sandeman's 2015 Late Bottled Vintage Porto. Aged for around four years, this wine was bottled without filtration, in the accustomed manner for a single harvest wine.
A deep ruby colour. This wine has an intense and complex aroma with notes of red and black fruit, forest floor, heather, spices and a slight minerality. On the palate, it has good volume, firm and powerful tannins, an integrated acidity, further notes of red and black fruit and a very harmonious and balanced finish.
Alcohol 15,9 gAlcohol 9,5 g
Calories 649kJ/155kcalCalories 389kJ/93kcal
Sugars 9,8 gSugars 5,9 g
After the harvest, the wine remained in the Douro region, where it was subject to its first racking during the winter. The following spring, it was moved to Vila Nova de Gaia, where it started the traditional aging process in oak casks. The final lot was obtained only further to rigorous selection of the wines, only those of the highest quality being used.Storage
This wine can be consumed immediately, but will benefit from a growing complexity if aged for a prolonged period in the bottle. Estimated to reach its peak in roughly its 15th year, this wine has the 20-25 year longevity of a 'vintage', after which it will maintain the great qualities of a "cellar wine".
Over time, a natural sediment will form in the bottle, which should be opened with care and decanted for best results when it has been stored for some years. It is a surprising wine that will benefit from being opened some time prior to consumption. Serve at between 16°C-18°C.Enjoy
Its elegant and complex profile combines wonderfully with strong cheeses.
AWARDS & RATINGS
Sandeman Porto Vintage 2016
Awards & Ratings
GoldJancis Robinson 2022 2019
SilverDecanter World Wine Awards 2019
93 /100 Pointse-RobertParker 2018
96 /100 PointsWine Spectator 2018