Sandeman Founder's Reserve Porto NV / 750 ml.

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SP8787 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jan 15, 2011
Fresh and vibrant, with good focus to the plum, dark currant and dark chocolate flavors. The balanced finish offers notes of berry and spice.
WE8787 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/31/2011
Very jammy aromas here, while the wine is ripe and full. It has a soft character, all plum and blackberry flavors, the tannins just showing at the end to balance. (Roger Voss)

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Primary Grape: Touriga Franca | All Grapes: Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão

Portugal | Douro | Porto

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Intense ruby red colour, brilliant and clean. Rich red fruit aromas with a touch of age create an elegant reflection of powerful flavours, the fruit and fire characteristic of young classic Porto balanced with the finesse of age.

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Critical Acclaim

SP87 87 pts. / Wine Spectator (Jan 15, 2011)

Fresh and vibrant, with good focus to the plum, dark currant and dark chocolate flavors. The balanced finish offers notes of berry and spice.

WE87 87 pts. / Wine Enthusiast (12/31/2011)

Very jammy aromas here, while the wine is ripe and full. It has a soft character, all plum and blackberry flavors, the tannins just showing at the end to balance. (Roger Voss)

Description / Sandeman Founder's Reserve Porto NV / 750 ml.

Producer Notes

Intense ruby red colour, brilliant and clean. Rich red fruit aromas with a touch of age create an elegant reflection of powerful flavours, the fruit and fire characteristic of young classic Porto balanced with the finesse of age.

Where It's From

Country / Portugal

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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 50542
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Sandeman Founder’s Reserve Porto
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Product Location - Location-Appellation Porto
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 20%
Wine/Spirit Brand Sandeman
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style Reserve
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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