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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
ColourStill quite dark ruby with mature yellow rim, quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings14
BouquetToffee, roasted coffee, fudge, cherry, ginger and a hint of tobacco in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Sweet but balanced 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 score15.95
Last tasted4th November 2019Point this date16.50
CommentTasted at 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
HouseVau
Sandeman
Vintage1996
ColourStill quite dark indeed with just a yellow mature edge.Number of tastings3
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate, still some mulberry and blue berry in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Still quite a lot of tannins and will improve. Balanced and very complex with a quite long and very attractive finish. A very surprising port for the vintage year indeed.Average score
Last tasted31st October 2021Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, SS
HouseVau
Sandeman
Vintage1997
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings20
BouquetGinger bread, cinnamon, candy, dark chocolate and some liquorice in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Is very enjoyable now with flavour of ginger bread, dark sweet berries, candy and some spiciness. Balanced and very easy to drink and like. Modern style of port with a nice and quite lovely finish.Average score15.62
Last tasted31st July 2021Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at home with the family.
This bottle was a Magnum.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVau
Sandeman
Vintage1999
ColourStill rather dark ruby but yellow mature rim in colour.Number of tastings25
BouquetToffee, cream candy, figs, dark plums, old grocery shop and some cacao in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking and will probably not be much better but still with some elegant tannins and wonderful today. Cacao, figs, some spiciness and cream candy in flavour and a quite elegant finish. Modern port but quite attractive and very easy to drink and like.Average score15.61
Last tasted30th September 2019Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
This bottle was a Magnum.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVau
Sandeman
Vintage2000
ColourStill rather dark ruby but yellow mature rim in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark berry, fruit, dark plums and blackberry in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Still some soft tannin and a good acidity. Blackberry and dark chocolate in flavour. Will probably be better but already nice with a good finish.Average score15.25
Last tasted30th September 2019Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
This bottle was a Magnum.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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