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Sandeman veil a unique Tawny Porto with wines over 90 years

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In a very limited edition, this exclusive Port emphasizes Sandeman’s longstanding  legacy in the art of blending

Sandeman, the internationally recognised Port house from Portugal’s historic  producer, Sogrape, announces the launch of Veil: a special, very old, Tawny Port with wines over  90 years of age. To celebrate and honor Sandeman’s 230 years of history and the 90th anniversary  of its iconic symbol – The Don – Veil was created to illustrates the brand’s exceptional expertise  and the superior quality of its Aged Tawnies. Sandeman Veil is a rare, complex, and elegant  wine.  

Inspired by his predecessors who have passed down the importance and rigor of aging quality  wines since the mid-19th century, Sandeman’s head winemaker Luís Sottomayor embarked on a  meticulous undertaking to create this very old Tawny Port. Sottomayor discusses the process and  says, “In our search for the ideal blend for Sandeman Veil, our team had the enormous privilege of tasting  many wines with great quality and age. The wines that made up the final blend were chosen for their particular  characteristics – sweetness, acidity, and aromas – that are distinct but also balanced.

George Sandeman, 7th generation of the founding family adds, “Veil is a sublime example of a legacy  built over many years. It is a tribute to the work of our previous winemakers and blenders to achieve a unique  combination of old Tawnies with distinct but complementary personalities.”  

A product this special deserves to be housed in a vessel crafted as carefully as the wine itself.  Sandeman worked with Vista Alegre, a world-renowned Portuguese crystal and porcelain crafting  company, to develop the delicate bottle and capsule. The bottle silhouette pays homage to The Don,  evoking the enigmatic and romantic nature of Sandeman’s mysterious character. Summoning a  sense of curiosity, the bottle is enclosed in a rosewood case that “unveils” the legacy housed inside.  

Sandeman Veil (RRP*: 3.000€/ bottle) will be available in limited quantities for distribution globally. 

*indicative and non-binding

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TASTING NOTES 

Color A captivatingly bright wine that is a golden Tawny color with greenish hues.  

Aroma An intense and very intricate aroma with notes of wax and candles, iodine and spices, such as curry, pepper,  ginger, nutmeg and saffron. Balsamic notes of resin, cedar and tobacco box, with a touch of menthol, as well as  slight notes of undergrowth and truffle.  

Taste Extraordinarily rich and complex on the palate, encompassing notes of wax and strong spices. An excellent  balance of sweetness and acidity with an exceptionally long and remarkable finish.