Cossart Gordon & Co. Bual Madeira 5 Years Old Medium Rich 2002

Member Review by johanna83:

Well, it's a fortified wine, so it's thick and syrupy. I was excited to try Madeira, but it's just too thick and viscous and cloying for me. Reminds me of a liquid sticky toffee pudding. Enticing in theory, not so much in practice. Though, my Madeira-obsessed table mate praised it highly, so I think Madeira lovers might enjoy.

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Cossart Gordon & Co.:
Cossart Gordon & Co. was established in 1745 and is the oldest company in the Madeira Wine trade. Francis Newton, a young Scot, sailed from Gravesend in Britain and arrived in Madeira on September 12th 1745 founding the company. He was joined by his younger brother Thomas from 1758 to 1763 and then by another Scot, Thomas Gordon of Balmaghie also in 1758. Thomas Murdoch joined the firm in 1791 ... Read more
Cossart Gordon & Co. was established in 1745 and is the oldest company in the Madeira Wine trade. Francis Newton, a young Scot, sailed from Gravesend in Britain and arrived in Madeira on September 12th 1745 founding the company. He was joined by his younger brother Thomas from 1758 to 1763 and then by another Scot, Thomas Gordon of Balmaghie also in 1758. Thomas Murdoch joined the firm in 1791 that came to be called Newton, Gordon, Murcoch & Co. By 1850 the firm was said to be shipping "half the growth of the Island" and Newton's contacts in America through his brother Andrew (who left Scotland for Virginia) were proving to be highly successful and the company acquired an unequalled reputation as suppliers of fine Madeiras. Read less

Member Reviews for Cossart Gordon & Co. Bual Madeira 5 Years Old Medium Rich

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Snooth User: johanna83
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2.00 5
Vintage: NV 03/10/2013

Well, it's a fortified wine, so it's thick and syrupy. I was excited to try Madeira, but it's just too thick and viscous and cloying for me. Reminds me of a liquid sticky toffee pudding. Enticing in theory, not so much in practice. Though, my Madeira-obsessed table mate praised it highly, so I think Madeira lovers might enjoy.


Snooth User: Craigk8
33682462
4.00 5
Vintage: NV 10/12/2010

nutty, mostly pecans; sweet without that cloyingness that sticks around too long; little bit of caramel at the end; reminds me of grandma's Worchester's in church


Snooth User: steph999
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4.00 5
Vintage: NV 07/20/2010

Four glasses


External Reviews for Cossart Gordon & Co. Bual Madeira 5 Years Old Medium Rich

External Review
Vintage: NV 09/15/2009

Medium-bodied for Bual, showing attractive caramel, smoke and earth notes, sharp acidity and a moderately long, clean finish.


External Review
Vintage: NV 12/21/2011

A Proprietary Blend wine from Madeira in Portugal. N.V. Cossart Gordon Bual Madeira 15 year old 500ml




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