Sandeman Vau Vintage 2001, Douro/Porto, Portugal

Country: Portugal

Colour / Style: Port

Alternative selection for: Episode 9

As recommended by: Joe Fattorini

This is the Port that got a lot of us into Port. Vau Vintage was controversial when it was launched (in the 80’s) as it’s a ‘real’ Vintage Port but made in a fruitier, earlier drinking style. There’s the classic sweet opening, followed by raspberry and cherry and aromas of Dundee cake and spice. It’s also staggeringly good value. You can match it with puds too – one of the few wines to go with chocolate.