White - Fortified

N.V. Rare Wine Co. (Vinhos Barbeito) Madeira Historic Series Charleston Sercial Special Reserve

Sercial

  • Portugal
  • Madeira
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Community Tasting Notes 72

  • Deux Chevaux wrote:

    July 24, 2020 - Our first proper tasting of Maderia in many years — and wow. Beautiful aged and complex nuttiness, framed by lively saline notes. Savory, and quite dry. Marvelous acidity. (At Harbor House, Elk.)

  • tunaguy Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 2, 2020 - nutty, brown sugar, maple syrup, blood orange, bruised apple. nice acid to cut through. better a week after opening and recorked. Yum

  • Matt T wrote: 89 points

    April 25, 2020 - Enjoyable with good acid and some citrus and almond notes, but not an overwhelming amount of flavor here. A muted nose and a bit short on the finish.

  • Rambling wino Likes this wine:

    January 30, 2020 - Volatile and solvent aromas break for dried figs, caramel, and Burnt citrus.

    Entry is electric, and concentrated. All the weight and concentration is pulled apart by the ringing acidity. Vanilla bean, lemon zest, and brown spice. The thick nutty pallet is stretched like taffy across the pallet.

    Less delicate than the Baltimore rainwater, but pretty entertaining.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 90 points

    October 5, 2019 - Figs and dates with toasted almond and hints of orange peel. Bright start, even brighter finish. Very enjoyable.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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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 “Charleston Sercial” 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 Charleston Sercial Madeira) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/5/2016 (link) 89 points

    (NV Rare Wine Co. (Vinhos Barbeito) Madeira Historic Series Charleston Sercial Special Reserve) Light brown color with .75 millimeter clear meniscus; aromatic, brown sugar, dates, golden raisin nose; sweet, dates, brown sugar, golden molasses palate with a sense of salinity and some balancing acidity; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/12/2012 (link) 91 points

    (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

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/22/2009 (link) 92 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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer Rare Wine Co. (Vinhos Barbeito)
  • Varietal Sercial
  • Designation Historic Series Charleston Sercial Special Reserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Madeira
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madeira
  • UPC Code 828116000345

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (2%)
  • In Cellars 382 (50%)
  • Consumed 368 (48%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

dessert, good Reggiano too tactically dry--try something smoother in texture; Black Diamond Reserve cheddar excellent, Turkey soup

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