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Sandeman Vau Vintage Port 1999

Estimated cost of this Sandeman Vau Vintage Port 1999 bottle of 750 ml is 35 Euro.

Taste notes right after decanting

Light in the colour, but still resembling blood red. Thin curtains in the glass.

Weak fruit in the aroma, dominated by the alcohol.

Thin fruit taste with a light and acidity feeling in the mouth.

Intermediate rating 81 / 100

Taste notes after 4 hours

Gained some weight and a darker colour.

Intermediate rating 83 / 100

Taste notes after 9 hours

Dark red with a more brown tone to it.

More matured and in balance in the aroma, less alcohol.

Sweet fruits and tannin in a great play. Still a very dry wine with a specific figs and raisins in the after taste.

Intermediate rating 86 / 100

Taste notes after 12 hours

Much more balance in the taste, a bigger joy on the palate.

Overall rating 88 / 100

Sandeman – 20 Year Old Tawny Port


I bought this 20 year old tawny port at the Bilka supermarket in Odense, Denmark at the price of 25 Euro for a 750 ml bottle.


Clear orange in the colour and with thin and watery curtains on the glass.

Heavy aroma of dried fruits, some alcohol but a fine and pure aroma.

Light bodied, refreshing and yet with dried fruits, suitable length on the after taste compromised of mature raisins, slightly spiced, some alcohol and a hint of oak.

Good tawny to the price.

Overall rating 87 / 100