White - Fortified

N.V. Rare Wine Co. (Vinhos Barbeito) Madeira Historic Series Savannah Verdelho Special Reserve

Verdelho

  • Portugal
  • > Madeira
Drink between 2013 - 2034
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • Papies wrote: (90 points)

    April 17, 2014 - San Francisco; 4/15/2014-4/18/2014 (San Francisco Area): By the glass at Chez Panisse
    A product of cooperation between Barbeito and America's The Rare Wine Co to produce Madeira wines representative of America's Madeira cities. Semi dry with a nutty feel, good acidity , well round and ready now. Interesting style. 90

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  • Prof B wrote:

    April 4, 2014 - Opened three days prior, recorked after taking a small sip each night. The nose is slightly muted on this relative to the sercial, but I detect a similar nuttiness (walnuts?), creme brulee, prunes, and a saline note that is reminiscent of an ocean breeze. Like the Sercial, this one is full bodied with coffee, nuts, prunes, and a sweetness similar to bourbon (without the heat). There remains plenty of acidity and the finish is moderate to long.

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  • aagrawal wrote: (89 points)

    March 22, 2014 - Madeira with Eric Ifune (Sunnyvale, CA): Deep brown caramel; moderate intensity nose; slight sweetness, mild complexity with slight nuttiness, still great freshness; short to medium finish. 89

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  • peternelson wrote: (93 points)

    February 12, 2014 - A medium dark amber color with good concentration; slight caramel note with roasted nut and molasses and aldehydes with a slight softness from a honied sweetness. High acidity keeps it lively and helps the flavors pop. Fantastic, delicous.

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  • AtoZ wrote: (88 points)

    December 23, 2013 - More coffee and sweet than the few madeira I have tried.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2014, Issue #49, Madeira- Timeless Island Wines From Just This Side of Paradise

    (NV Rare Wine Company “Savannah Verdelho” Madeira (2009 Release)) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    June 2011 (link)

    (NV The Rare Wine Company Historic Series Savannah Verdelho Special Reserve Madeira) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #57, 5/21/2010

    (NV Barbeito Historic Series Savannah Verdelho Madeira) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/27/2010 (link)

    (NV Barbeito, Historic Series Special Reserve Savannah Verdelho NV Madeira White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/12/2012 (link) 92 points

    (NV Rare Wine Co. (Vinhos Barbeito) Madeira Historic Series Savannah Verdelho Special Reserve) Medium dark orange color with ruby lights and 1 millimeter clear meniscus; very appealing, coffee, burnt almond, praline nose; very tasty, oily textured, tart orange, tart marmalade, light praline palate; long finish (good value at about $50)

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/11/2011 (link) 91 points

    (NV Rare Wine Co. (Vinhos Barbeito) Madeira Historic Series Savannah Verdelho Special Reserve) Medium brown color with ruby lights and light yellow meniscus; peanut, praline, lightly salty nose; tasty, silky textured, tart praline, peanut, pear, baked apple palate; long finish 91+ points (more complex and tasty than last year's version)

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/21/2010 (link) 88 points

    (NV Rare Wine Co. (Vinhos Barbeito) Madeira Historic Series Savannah Verdelho Special Reserve) Light medium coffee red color with pale yellow meniscus; light tobacco, earthy, treacle nose; very tart lemon, nutty palate with high orange acidity; long finish (bottled January 2010)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer Rare Wine Co. (Vinhos Barbeito)
  • Varietal Verdelho
  • Designation Historic Series Savannah Verdelho Special Reserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Madeira
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madeira

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (2%)
  • In Cellars 114 (54%)
  • Consumed 92 (44%)

Food Pairing

Appetizer; Stinton, Blood Orange, Kumquat Upside Down Cake

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