Sandeman Character Superior Medium Dry Sherry NV / 500 ml.

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Primary Grape: Palomino | All Grapes: Palomino Fino, Pedro Ximénez

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Aromatic and complex on the nose, slightly pungent, with notes of Pedro Ximénez. Medium golden in colour with hints of red amber. Very harmonious on the palate, with an agreeable touch of sweetness at the first moment, giving way to a nutty complexity and a long clean finish.

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Description / Sandeman Character Superior Medium Dry Sherry NV / 500 ml.

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Aromatic and complex on the nose, slightly pungent, with notes of Pedro Ximénez. Medium golden in colour with hints of red amber. Very harmonious on the palate, with an agreeable touch of sweetness at the first moment, giving way to a nutty complexity and a long clean finish.

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SKU 18279
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Sandeman Character Superior Medium Dry Sherry
Country Spain
Region Jerez
Product Location - Location-Appellation Jerez-Xeres-Sherry
Package Size 500 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 17.5%
Brand Sandeman
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style Amontillado
Vintage NV
Can it be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type none
Grape(s) Palomino Fino, Pedro Ximénez
Primary Grape Palomino
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Same Region, Same Vintage, Same Grape
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WS9292 pts. - Wine & Spirits - October 1, 2017
A delicate, subtle Oloroso, this has notes of nuts and dried apricots, with slightly candied touches. The texture is soft, so gentle that it’s easy to forget there’s alcohol involved. Its depths of salty flavors make it a match for braised pork cheeks, a classic dish in Andalusia.
WE9191 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 2/1/2009
Opens with a wonderful set of nutty, dry aromas along with pit fruits like nectarines, apricot and peach. The palate is a cacaphony of toasty, peppery flavors sweetened by caramel and brown sugar. It has a fine feel and balance, and then finishing notes of browned butter and sautéed mushroom. Delicious oloroso.
WS9191 pts. - Wine & Spirits - June 1, 2011
A range of salty mineral flavors melds with dried fruit notes and hints of caramel in this Oloroso, a wine of poise and delicacy that transforms its tough structure and marked acidity into silken grace. Aged for 12 years in botas. Perfect for sea ur­chin sashimi.
SP8989 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 29, 2012
Nicely defined, with salted caramel, date and green tea notes leading the way, backed by brisk blood orange and spice cake notes that add length and cut on the finish. Drink now. 500 cases imported.
SP8787 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 15, 2006
This off-dry oloroso delivers coffee and caramel flavors, with accents of soy and iodine. Well-balanced, with a lingering note of burnt molasses. Drink now.
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Spain | Jerez | Jerez-Xeres-Sherry

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Primary Grape: Palomino

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SP8585 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 15, 2003
Sweet and pleasant, with caramel and raisin notes, but not that complex, with a nutty aftertaste. Drink now. 120,000 cases imported.
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SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 15, 2000
Very harmonious. Full bodied with a touch of sweetness that is integrated with chocolate and caramel flavors in a subtle balance. Turns dry on the super long finish. Ready to drink now.
SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Sep 30, 2002
An intense oloroso that wears its cloak of toffee, cocoa and mocha over a sinewy frame. Terrific cut on the dry finish, etching the flavors into a bracing conclusion. Long nutty aftertaste. Drink now.
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Valdespino Contrabandista | Medium Dry Amontillado Blend NV / 750 ml.

Medium Dry Amontillado Blend
NV / 750 ml.

Item #: 34715

SP8989 pts. - Wine Spectator - Web only – 2013
Delivers a caressing feel, with caramel, prune, toffee and pecan notes. Well-embedded acidity carries the finish and adds life. Ever so slightly fluid in the end, presenting a lingering hint of coffee.
RP8989 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 29th Dec 2014
The NV Contrabandista is a blend of the style called medium dry that is usually a very commercial category of cheap sherries. It is an off-dry blend of Palomino produced in an Amontillado way (biological + oxidative aging) and around 5% Pedro Ximénez with 30 grams of residual sugar which averages 18 years of age. It’s has a mahogany color, with a bright amber border with aromas of dates and raisins that give a sapid, bittersweet sensation in a medium-bodied palate of moderate sweetness. This is easy to drink. (Luis Gutiérrez)
SP8888 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 31, 2008
Dark in color and off-dry, displaying caramel, milk chocolate, fig paste and smoke notes. Well balanced. An easy style to appreciate. Drink now. 100 cases imported.
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Sandeman Fine Tawny Porto NV / 750 ml.

NV / 750 ml.

Item #: 61127

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Portugal | Douro | Porto

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Primary Grape: Touriga Franca

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SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Sep 30, 2016
Rich and supple, offering creamy flavors of hazelnut, Christmas pudding and ripe cherry, with cocoa powder notes. Lush and spicy on the long, ripe finish. Drink now. 1,800 cases imported.
SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 28, 2021
Stylish cherry, plum and dried anise notes have a racy feel, ending with a late echo of dried orange peel on the finish. Drink now. 5,460 cases made, 2,000 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
WE8888 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 2/1/2009
This has a fine bite, offering its richness on the edge of a knife. Wood and fruit tannins are very evident, giving the concentration a dry, fresh core, over which dried fruit flavors pass. It has some age to it, as if there are older wines in the blend.
WS8888 pts. - Wine & Spirits - December 1, 2018
Notes of raspberry liqueur and coffee cake make this a dessert in a glass. Its bright caramel-apple flavors last on spicy warmth, referencing both the alcohol and the wood in which the wine aged. It’s balanced and would work as well with a savory caramelized-onion dish as it would with an unsweetened plum tart.
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Primary Grape: Touriga Franca

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Sandeman Fine Ruby Porto NV / 750 ml.

NV / 750 ml.

Item #: 61135

WE8686 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 11/1/2006
A solid value in ruby Port, Sandeman’s bottling pairs dried fruits with leathery notes to offer more than simple, grapy fruit. Finishes with fresh, spicy notes. Imported by Pernod Ricard.
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Portugal | Douro | Porto

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SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Sep 30, 2016
Broad, rich and elegant, with creamy, supple flavors of butterscotch, toasted coconut and hazelnut. The luscious finish is loaded with spice and cocoa details. Seductive. Drink now. 4,000 cases imported.
WE9191 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/15/2008
An elegant tawny, perfumed with soft tannins and a good edge of wood acidity and spirit. The wine is dry, densely flavored, tasting mature, showing a good balance between young sweetness and age, with everything well integrated.
RP8989 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 28th Dec 2018
The NV 20 Years Old Tawny Porto is a typical Douro blend sourced from juice ranging from 15 to 30 years old. It was bottled in September 2018 with a Vinolok cork and 115 grams per liter of residual sugar. This adds a little power and notable complexity to the 10 Year this issue, but it seems a little understated in concentration and surprisingly mature. The brandy is a bit prominent, but that improves. Its bright and gentle demeanor won’t leave you with a “wow” impression, but it sneaks up on you and it’s easy to like eventually. It showed better a few days later, at which point it was notably improved. Maybe some bottle shock plus travel shock before it was tasted rendered it a little closed at first. It finishes with classic flavors laced with caramel nuances. There were 60,000 bottles produced.
WS8888 pts. - Wine & Spirits - April 1, 2006
Flavors of salted caramel and orange peel give this tawny complexity. It’s warm with more citrus fruit coming up in the end. For fresh roasted almonds.
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Portugal | Douro | Porto

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Primary Grape: Touriga Franca

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SP9595 pts. - Wine Spectator - Sep 30, 2016
Citrus zest accents provide a zesty backdrop to the lush, rich and creamy flavors of butterscotch, white chocolate and café au lait. Fresh and minerally on the finish, with notes of sea salt. Complex and pure. Drink now. 200 cases imported. (Kim Marcus)
WE9494 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 1/1/2020
This is a beautifully concentrated wine. Rich and dense, it offers dried fruits, spice and intensity. The wine’s spirit edge acts as a lift, bringing out acidity, honey, walnuts and a complex perfumed aftertaste. Drink now.
SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jun 30, 2018
Pretty, with bergamot, date, fig and caramelized peach flavors gliding through, framed by a caramel note that lingers on the polished finish. This gains intensity as it opens in the glass. Lovely. Drink now. 780 cases made, 300 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
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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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