White - Fortified

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

Sercial

  • Portugal
  • Madeira
Drink between 2011 - 2016 (Edit)
CT87.8 17 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • 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.

  • 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...

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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

Community Holdings

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  • In Cellars 40 (52%)
  • Consumed 37 (48%)

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