Sandeman Apitif White and 10 years old tawny

The House of Sandeman was founded in London in 1790 by George Sandeman, who brought to the wine business lots of new ideas such as a kite of fire with a name, a label and advertisement of his wines and the “Sandeman Don”, one of the first brand images created.  Sandeman was bought by Sogrape in 2002.

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Sandeman Apitiv White has a light straw color with floral aromas and dried fruits, such as nuts. Fresh and soft.

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Sandeman 10 years old has an amber color with dried fruits aroma. Nuts, hazelnuts, dried figs. Spiced. Intense palate with freshness.

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Offley Rosé and LBV 2008

Offley, once belonging to Forester & C ª. is nowadays property of Sogrape, the biggest wine company in Portugal. This brand is one of the leaders in Portugal as well as one of the largest exporters in the sector to the international market.

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Offley Port Rosé has a light pink color and a tropical aroma. Balanced and fresh has also tropical flavor giving it too much sweetness my taste.

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Offley Late Bottled Vintage Port 2008 has an intense ruby color and an aroma where we can find lots of ripe fruit, wood and spices. Well structured and lots of fruit in the mouth. Nice persistence.

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Andresen Colheita 1992

2012-12-06 15.08.59This wine company was founded in the distant year of 1845 by a Danish Oevenum, Jann Hinrich Andresen and today retains the name of its founder. With over 5 million liters in stock where we can find a greater quantity of tawny Port.  JHAndresen was in 2007, the first company to launch to the market, a white Port wine blend, a 10 years old.

This Colheita 1992 has cloudy amber color. Stuffy nose with great complexity. Walnut aroma, almonds. In the mouth it’s full, oily and with high acidity. Long finish.

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http://www.jhandresen.com

Quinta do Vale Meão Vintage 2008

Setembro 2012 - Douro 075Concerning the winery already wrote about it recently although this Vintgae is from 2008 and also from Douro Superior. A hot region based in the North of Portugal, right in Pocinho. With a dark purple color and fruit aroma full of blackberries, strawberries, raspeberries and spices this wine has firm tannins, fruity flavour and nice persistence. Would like to taste in some years.

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www.quintadovalemeao.pt

Mackenzie & Cº.Lda Amontillado Sherry

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Mackenzie was a small business founded many years ago by an English man called Keneth MacKenzie in Jerez de la Frontera which main purpose was the production of amontillado to export it to Bristol, England. Although as in other many places, war, money or heritages took the company to an end. What a pity!

This is a magnificent example of a Jerez (Sherry) amontillado. Light amber color with intense aromas of dried fruits, citrus and “vinagrinho”. The palate seems silk. Very soft, unctuous and with an endless persistence. Love it.

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