Tasted out of curiosity, as it was one of the ingredients for my wife's beef Wellington. A rich, caramel and citrus nose was followed by a smooth, slightly heavy body that ended with a strong lemon tartness, yet with buttery caramel to the end.
Similar notes to a bottle last year. Drank this over the course of a couple of months. Toffee, orange rind and pecan. So well balanced and easy to drink with or without food. Really solid value as well.
Tawny brown color. Ripe nose of raisins, walnuts, celery, caramel, alcohol, and VA. The palate is not as ripe as the nose with raisins, walnuts, campfire, caramel, toffee, and buttered popcorn exploding on the tongue. The hallmark acidity makes this lively on the palate and gives some real character while hiding the 19.2% alcohol. The long finish is packed with caramel and buttered popcorn, some might call out pralines. Overall, I really enjoyed this as a off-dry aperitif because it has lovely flavor with terrific acidity which makes the entire package both fascinating and enjoyable.
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(NV Rare Wine Co. (Vinhos Barbeito) Madeira Historic Series Charleston Sercial Special Reserve) Medium dark orange color with light yellow meniscus; appealing, lightly savory, saffron, light caramel nose; tasty, light caramel, tart lemon, light apricot palate with medium acidity; long finish 91+ points
(NV Rare Wine Co. (Vinhos Barbeito) Madeira Historic Series Charleston Sercial Special Reserve) Medium orange color with red and gold lights and clear meniscus; VA, tart citrus, orange nose; tart citrus, orange, lemon palate with medium-plus acidity; medium-plus finish
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