White - Fortified

N.V. Blandy Madeira Sercial 5 Years Old


  • Portugal
  • > Madeira
Drink between 2010 - 2016
CT87.8 14 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • Motz wrote: (88 points)

    August 9, 2014 - Pretty in the glass. Potent, somewhat nutty bouquet. Stalwart palate of good depth and balance. Solid.

  • PSPatrick wrote: (88 points)

    May 1, 2014 - “Blandy Madeira”-Tasting in May 2014, Wine 1 (non-blind). The wine was intense yellow-golden, almost amber in colour. It offered and expressive nose of orange peel, lemon peel, almond, roasted nuts, some caramel, cold smoke and a herbal spiciness. On the flavourful palate the wine was semi-sweet, with orange peel, lemon peel, roasted hazelnut, caramel and smoke, paired with medium-plus well-integrated acidity and some heat from the alcohol. The incredible length of the finish was remarkable.

  • stadler Likes this wine:

    March 11, 2014 - Première expérience avec un Sercial, très raffiné, un parfum d'huile de noisette, avec un alcool bien intégré, à comparer avec d'autres 5 ans d'âge...

  • Man in Black wrote:

    February 18, 2014 - Clear and bright, pale amber colour and presence of dense legs. The nose is clean and fully developed, showing medium+ intensity aromas of toasted almonds, cedar, caramel, clove, nail varnish remover and orange peel. The wine is medium-dry in the mouth with a high refreshing acidity, warm but well integrated medium alcohol for a fortified wine, medium body and medium+ intensity flavours of toasted almonds, clove, caramel, cedar and orange peel. Medium+ finish.

    It is a good quality wine showing a clear typicity and a good balance between sweetness and acidity, however the flavour concentration could be more pronounced and it could be more complex. Drink now, it will not evolve in the bottle but can be kept for many years.

  • isaacjamesbaker wrote: (88 points)

    June 20, 2013 - An amber and honey color in the glass. Aromas of apricot, honeysuckle, caramel and an herbal aspect. Despite the richness on the palate, the acid is fresh and the flavors are bright. I get a lot of green apple and caramel notes, along with a minty, saline aspect. Despite the weight and alcohol, this is actually quite light and fresh. I’d love to drink this with some mixed cheeses and nuts.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/7/2013 (link) 92 points

    (NV Blandy Madeira Sercial 5 Years Old) Light medium golden color with .5 millimeter clear meniscus; VA, walnut, almond, toffee nose; oily textured, almond, toffee, lemon oil, dried apricot, coffee palate with medium acidity; long finish (19% alcohol; sample provided by winery)

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/12/2012 (link) 87 points

    (NV Blandy Madeira Sercial 5 Years Old) Light golden yellow color with 1 millimeter clear meniscus; saline, almond, light apricot nose; lighter bodied, almond, pear butter palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/19/2004 (link) 86 points

    (NV Blandy Madeira Sercial 5 Years Old) Light, rich, golden brown flavor; tight, slightly oily nose; good nutty palate, high alcohol, with good acidity; long finish 86+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer Blandy
  • Varietal Sercial
  • Designation 5 Years Old
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Madeira
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madeira

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 30 (51%)
  • Consumed 29 (49%)

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