Sandeman Fine Ruby Porto NV / 750 ml.

Item#: 61135

WE8686 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 11/1/2006
A solid value in ruby Port, Sandeman’s bottling pairs dried fruits with leathery notes to offer more than simple, grapy fruit. Finishes with fresh, spicy notes. Imported by Pernod Ricard.

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Brilliant red ruby in colour, with clean aromas of red fruits, plums and strawberries, Sandeman Porto Fine Ruby has full rich flavours and is very well balanced. Rich, round, balanced in the mouth, with overt flavours of fresh plums and red fruits.

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WE86 86 pts. / Wine Enthusiast (11/1/2006)

A solid value in ruby Port, Sandeman’s bottling pairs dried fruits with leathery notes to offer more than simple, grapy fruit. Finishes with fresh, spicy notes. Imported by Pernod Ricard.

Description / Sandeman Fine Ruby Porto NV / 750 ml.

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Brilliant red ruby in colour, with clean aromas of red fruits, plums and strawberries, Sandeman Porto Fine Ruby has full rich flavours and is very well balanced. Rich, round, balanced in the mouth, with overt flavours of fresh plums and red fruits.

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Portugal is most famous (and justifiably so) for its Port wines, fortified wines that are typically sweet and often served with dessert. Port wines come in many styles such as Tawny, Late Bottled Vintage, etc, and are classified by how they were produced.

Besides Port, however, Portugal is also one of the fastest-rising wine countries in the world (as far as quality and production) when it comes to table wines. You'll find some unbelievable values in Portuguese table wines, with grapes like Touriga Nacional at the forefront.

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SKU 61135
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Sandeman Fine Ruby Porto
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Product Location - Location-Appellation Porto
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 19%
Wine/Spirit Brand Sandeman
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style Ruby Port
Vintage NV
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Fortified Wine
Grape(s) Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão
Primary Grape Touriga Franca
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No

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Sandeman Fine Tawny Porto NV / 750 ml.

NV / 750 ml.

Item #: 61127

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Portugal | Douro | Porto

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Primary Grape: Touriga Franca

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