White - Fortified

N.V. Blandy's Madeira Sercial 5 Years Old

Sercial

  • Portugal
  • Madeira
Drink between 2012 - 2016 (Edit)
CT87.7 20 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 18

  • honest bob wrote: (85 points)

    March 15, 2017 - Madeira in Madeira; 3/15/2017-3/20/2017: Mild, moderate and (as others have remarked) almondy, this is not quite as bland as white port, but still far from the edgy glories that Sercial can display. 85P

  • wino_tim wrote: (89 points)

    January 13, 2017 - Dark lemon to gold in color, fresh and lively, offering aromas of lightly toasted almonds, maple, baked apple, seaspray and minerals. Medium-dry, bright, and juicy in texture, with intense and notably complex lemon curd and nut flavors.

  • Ombibulous Likes this wine: (88 points)

    November 21, 2016 - Dry Madeira is not my favourite type of Madeira. I prefer Bual. But I really liked this wine. Relatively affordable: $21.50 plus shipping. But I probably won't buy it again for a while.

  • isaacjamesbaker wrote:

    February 3, 2016 - Madeira Pilgrimage; 2/1/2016-2/4/2016 (Madeira): I knew this was a versatile wine, but, wow, it's so good as a first-course wine. Tasted with octopus carpaccio wih Caesar salad and the pairing was popping.

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  • xScottx wrote:

    November 9, 2014 - No formal notes.
    Nut and dried fruit. Loved the acidity. Super value.

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

    (NV Blandy's 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's 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's 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's
  • Varietal Sercial
  • Designation 5 Years Old
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Madeira
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madeira
  • UPC Code 094799050032

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  • In Cellars 49 (55%)
  • Consumed 40 (45%)

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