Sandeman Vau Vintage 1997
Perhaps the major surprise is that one of the top wines is a single quinta Port from Sandeman, a house that, after a fairly lean period, is reaffirming its commitment to Vintage Port. This is luscious, rich, almost creamy in texture, with piles of black fruit, lavender and spice.
Dark purple in color, with wonderful violet, berry and cherry aromas. Full-bodied, medium-sweet, with a solid core of fruit and tannins. Long finish. Subtle. Best Sandeman since the 1960s. Best after 2008. 25,200 cases made.