2019 Sandeman Port Quinta Do Seixo
2019 Sandeman Port Quinta Do Seixo An almost opaque deep ruby colour 2019 wine. An aroma of excellent complexity and intensity, with notes of black and red fruit, shrubby tones, spices and hints of balsamic that harmonise perfectly with additional notes of shale/slate. With great volume on the palate, this wine has opulent and firm tannins, a well-balanced acidity and further shrubby tones that invite a vigorous and layered finish.
The House of Sandeman was founded in London in 1790 by George Sandeman, a young Scot from Perth who invested £300 borrowed from his father in a business marketing wines from Porto and Jerez. More than 220 years later, an average of 21 bottles of Sandeman are bought every minute in more than 75 markets. Shipping the finest wines and “Famous for Pleasure” since 1790, the Sandeman portfolio includes 24 award – winning wines with a total of 378 distinctions. In fact in 2017, it was the world’s most awarded Porto Wine brand by Decanter, IWC and IWSC.
As for the infamous Sandeman don, a Scottish artist named George Massiot Brown approached Sandeman for business in 1928, a time when French posters were very much in vogue. Ingeniously, George signed his artwork as G. Massiot to hide his Scottish origins and feign a French name. And so was born the very first design icon for wine, the Sandeman don. Dressed like the Spanish caballeros of Jerez in a Portuguese students cape and wide-brimmed Spanish hat, the Don cuts a dark, dramatic figure with his glass of ruby colored Porto. This powerful image has been an integral part of both bottle labels and advertising since the early 1930’s.