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Vau - Sandeman & C:a

Owner Sogrape Vinhos S.A.

This is a brand of Sandeman.

Sandeman made Quinta de Vau in 1988 as a single quinta vintage but then decided to make a new Vintage Brand called Vau to try to make a modern vintage port more appreciated by the young people.

Quinta do Vau Vintages:1988
Vau Vintages:1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2011

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta do Vau
Sandeman
Vintage1988
ColourMature yellow, quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings12
BouquetToffee, roasted coffee, fudge, cherry, ginger and cedar in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Sweet but balance and quite elegant. Butterscotch, ginger and fudge in taste. Rather long and very nice finish. Will not be better but is wonderful now so drink up!Average score15.88
Last tasted5th November 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
This bottle was a Magnum 1 bottle has been defect.

In 2016 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Vau
Sandeman
Vintage1996
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetVery juicy bouquet.
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Loaded with fruit. Hard to swallow and to appreciated. Fruity finish.
Last tasted10th July 1998Rating this dateGood / Very Good
CommentOn a trip to Douro.
(Cask sample.)
Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI
HouseVau
Sandeman
Vintage1996
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and fruity in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Loaded with fruit. Hard to swallow. Dark berry in flavour. Long and attractive finish.
Last tasted14th January 1999Rating this dateVery Good/ Impressive
CommentAt the 18% Wine Club tasting.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI
HouseVau
Sandeman
Vintage1997
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings13
BouquetGinger cake, cinnamon, cacao, dark chocolate and some spiciness in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will not be better but enjoy it now with flavour of ginger cake, cacao and some spiciness. Balanced and very easy to drink and like. Modern style of port with a nice and quite lovely finish.Average score15.37
Last tasted8th July 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVau
Sandeman
Vintage1999
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings22
BouquetToffee, cream candy, figs, old grocery shop and some cacao in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Easy to drink and like. Cacao, figs and cream candy in flavour and a quite elegant finish. Modern port but quite attractive and very easy to drink and like.Average score15.56
Last tasted5th November 2018Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
This bottle was a Magnum.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVau
Sandeman
Vintage2000
ColourStill dark blue in colour but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark berry, fruit and blackberry in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Still some soft tannin but quite mature and. Blackberry in flavour. Will be better. Nice finish.Average score
Last tasted22nd December 2013Point this date15.00
CommentAt a Christmas trip to London, UK with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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