Sercial Colheita Single Harvest Madeira 1998 in Gift Box 500ml
96 points, “This bone-dry, wood-aged Madeira is intense. Acidity vies with the old wood and spice to give a wine that is unique. The long wood aging has not reduced the vibrancy of the wine, leaving a lingering and impressive aftertaste.” – Wine Enthusiast
The Sercial grapes for this phenomenal dry Madeira were harvested in 1998. The wine spent the first 11 years of its life in barrel #24286 on the second floor of Blandy’s lodge, before being moved to barrel #24221 on the first floor for the next four years. It was filled into just 2600 bottles in 2013 and fairly rapidly picked up a Gold Medal from the Decanter World Wine Awards and was featured in the magazine as one of “10 fascinating Madeiras to seek out”. A wonderful match to gamey or mushroomy pâté, nibbles and nutty cheeses like Comté and Gruyère, it’s a glorious melange of nutmeg, honey roasted almonds, nougat, Dorset apple cake, steeping mixed peel and dried fruit for Christmas cake and the saline whip of a sea breeze. Serve at room temperature and be prepared to fall in love.
Madeira is one of the most fascinating and underestimated wines on the planet. A visit to this tiny Portuguese island – closer to Morocco than Europe – reveals a dizzying array of styles, a quite frankly crazy history, and feats of engineering that make the mind boggle. The Blandy family arrived in 1808 and are the only one of the original founders of the Madeira wine trade that's still active. Now in the hands of the 6th and 7th generation of the family and with over two centuries of experience, Blandy’s is a highly respected source of premium quality Madeira.
£11.9 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2837736
Style No.: 705667
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