I was sent a sample of this rather special wine which I thought I would share with you before Christmas. Sandeman have long produced some excellent aged tawnies, especially at the twenty and thrity year old levels. The lote from which this wine was made was laid down in 1963 and aged in naturally cool, humid cellars at Largo Miguel Bombarda in Vila Nova de Gaia. Sandeman call this 'O Quintal' (the yard) because of the original earth floor. The wines were aged in 40 oak pipes, each containing 635 litres, made by Sandeman's coopers in the 1940s.