Blandy's 5 Year Old Verdelho Madeira 2006
Editorial Reviews for Blandy's 5 Year Old Verdelho Madeira
Fruity and floral on the nose with a minor hop tone. Notes of green hazelnuts and evasive suggestions of red fruit add detail and deoth though this turns decidedly more autumnal with a bit of decaying logs, earth, and a suggestion of tootsie roll. A touch sweet and climsy in the mouth with a solid, dark fruit character tinged with cocoa. Solid length but lacking complexity. 87pts
Salty and seaweedy on the nose then nutty with notes of hazelnut and almond joined by a bit of animal glue. This evolves well revealing smoky, tarry,m anise tones with a touch of spearmint lingering above it all. Round and lush in the mouth with lovely integration. The mid-palate is juicy with lots of dark spice notes up front then preserved/dried orchard fruits across the mid-palate with a very nervous finish hinting gently of bay leaf. 92pts
I am not much of a wine drinker but I do know what I like. I had this wine at a dinner over 5 years ago and this wine has been on my mind since then. A smooth taste that is quenching enough for someone who doesn't like wine much.
External Reviews for Blandy's 5 Year Old Verdelho Madeira
Verdelho is a medium dry Madeira which is extremely versatile. Its tautness makes it suitable for serving with dessert but five years oak casks have also given it a soft delicate quality which may be best enjoyed when served lightly chilled.
Clear, topaz colour, with a golden rim.Complex nose, revealing a fresh bouquet withraisins, dried fruits, wood and spices.
Orange, amber color. Smoky, bright nose features orange peel. Moderately rich and intensely flavored, with lively acidity. Finishes subtle and long, with a persistent fruity quality.
Soft and delicate, with five years in oak, this golden-colored Verdelho offers tangy, nutty aromas of dried flowers and peaches. A medium-dry, versatile Madeira, it can be served chilled as an apéritif or with dessert, preferably a slice of cake.
Deep burnt amber. Medium-bodied. Balanced acidity. Dried flowers and peaches, nuts. Tangy aromas lead into a juicy assertive palate with nutty notes through the finish. Sweetness is well integhrated.
The elegant fruit qualities of this medium-dry Madeira make it equally suitable as an aperitif or dessert wine. Ideally paired with cream-based or heavier soups such as tomato bisque, crab, and cheese. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **
Food Pairings for Blandy's 5 Year Old Verdelho Madeira
|Sugar: 78 grams per liter|
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