White - Fortified

N.V. Leacock Madeira Verdelho Velho


  • Portugal
  • Madeira
Drink between 2015 - 2070 (Edit)
CT92.8 6 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • andrewstevenson.com wrote: (98 points)

    April 22, 2017 - Understood to have been bottled in the 1920s.
    Fairly deep amber colour.
    A gorgeous, intense nose. There's furniture polish, cold black tea, sultanas, figs, and some orange zest-like high tones.
    On the palate, it's massively deep, yet still very lively, with lots of dried fruit and agrumes. There's a richness, but the overall impression is that it's quite dry, and there's some lively, bright acidity. A touch of the alcohol is still quite evident. Well nigh infinite length.
    The depth, the character - the wondrous depth and complexity - makes this one of the most remarkable things I've tasted in a long while.
    £28 a glass at Moor Hall near Ormskirk, and worth every penny.

  • Captain Haddock Likes this wine: (92 points)

    January 10, 2015 - Beautiful tension - a very sweet caramelly core but the nose and finish have a characteristic high-toned acidity, giving the overall impression of a medium-dry wine. This was served with cheese and was perfect with the Comte.

  • actuary wrote:

    June 8, 2010 - needs 2
    3 days of opining in advance

  • farmerjim wrote: (90 points)

    June 6, 2010 - 7/6/2010 supposedly 100+ years of age, in oval litre bottles, curious cork, top circumference 18mm length 20mm; rich vibrant amber red colour, strong alcoholic nose, smooth taste and full, excellent for elevenses and tastes best out of a small open mouthed glass; transforms a sauce.

  • Xavier Auerbach wrote: (92 points)

    January 29, 2009 - Identical to my previous note.

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  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #50, 3/5/2010

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Fortified
  • Producer Leacock
  • Varietal Verdelho
  • Designation Velho
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Madeira
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Madeira

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  • In Cellars 34 (65%)
  • Consumed 18 (35%)

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