Nuts,mineral and rancio nose. On the palate rather sweet, full bodied, showing nice fruit,nutty flavors, typical rancio and mineral notes.Very good balancing acidity.Overall, a very good dessert wine.I do prefer more drier madeiras but this was a pleasant surprise.
A very nutty nose, with a hint of vanilla and caramel. On the palate, the attack is all caramel then it transitions on the mid-palate to nuts and a tad of green wood (like chewing on a fresh branch) and it finishes on vanilla cream. A very interesting drink, got me interested in Madeira.
Madeira: ancient & modern (LIWSF, London): This has 100g/l residual sugar and is made from the tinta negra mole grape, which Charles Metcalfe characterised as making a “beginner’s Madeira.” It has a very savoury nose with a hint of polished old oak furniture. Good easy palate. A nice wine, but a bit overshadowed by some of its compatriots today.
Pale copper orange. Rich nutty nose with lots of dried apricot and sultanas. Nice fresh, very fruity attack. Quite light initially, then fills very well. Citrus, honey, puréed sultanas. Hint of caramel with orangey notes on finish. A very elegant drink. Very good.
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