Sandeman Tawny Port 30 year old
This is a beautifully concentrated wine. Rich and dense, it offers dried fruits, spice and intensity. The wine's spirit edge acts as a lift, bringing out acidity, honey, walnuts and a complex perfumed aftertaste. Drink now.
Pretty, with bergamot, date, fig and caramelized peach flavors gliding through, framed by a caramel note that lingers on the polished finish. This gains intensity as it opens in the glass. Lovely. Drink now. 780 cases made, 300 cases imported.
The NV 30 Years Old Tawny Porto is a typical Douro blend. It was bottled on June 27, 2018, with a Vinolok stopper and 120 grams per liter of residual sugar. This is an understated step up on the 20, but it increases the power and the complexity levels. Here, you get more grip on the finish but still not much richness. There's a lively and balanced feel to go with that increased complexity. This oddly seems fresher at times than the 20, even while it is more complex, i.e., more mature. The concentrated and mature flavors are lovely, making this a pleasure to drink. There were 7,500 bottles produced in this release.