The Sandeman 30 Years Old Port is a beautiful dark ruby color with an amber rim. On the nose, it offers a complex bouquet of dried fruits such as figs, raisins, and dates, as well as hints of toasted almonds, coffee, and caramel. As it opens up, aromas of orange peel and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg become more apparent.
On the palate, it is rich and velvety with a full body and a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. The dried fruit flavors continue, along with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, and a touch of vanilla. The finish is long and lingering, leaving a pleasant aftertaste of spicy fruitcake and a hint of tobacco.
Overall, the Sandeman 30 Years Old Port is a superb example of a well-aged port. It is complex, elegant, and incredibly smooth, making it an excellent choice to pair with rich desserts such as chocolate truffles or blue cheese. It is also a fantastic wine to enjoy on its own as a digestif.