White - Fortified

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

Verdelho

  • Portugal
  • Madeira
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Community Tasting Notes 37

  • Burgundy Al wrote: (91 points)

    September 11, 2017 - Great Warehouse Tasting (Chicago, IL): Tasting, brief note. Candied citrus peel, toasted walnut and figs. I like the combination of sweet and savory.

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  • gesusser wrote: (91 points)

    August 31, 2017 - Excellent

  • TannicBeast Likes this wine: (90 points)

    May 20, 2017 - Medium tawny-brown in color. The nose is clean, with slight oxidation. Aromas of orange zest, dried apricot, hazelnuts, toasted almonds, honey, caramel. The palate is off-dry, consistent with the nose, with medium (+) acidity and high alcohol. Medium (+) body, with a long, slightly saline finish. Very interesting, with years, if not decades, of further ageability.

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  • Burgundy Al wrote: (91 points)

    April 27, 2017 - Madeira Seminar and Guided Tasting (Cream Wine Company - Chicago IL): Tasting, brief note. Some dried stone fruit and toasted almonds. Bigger textures vs Charleston giving this great mouth feel. Good+ concentration.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Beerzebub Likes this wine:

    March 24, 2017 - Evaluating after it has been open for a few weeks; seems to have picked up extra depth and complexity. Cohesive combination of coffee/tobacco/roasted nuts/raisin/date/honey/dark bread crust and brighter citrus sorts of aromas, with nice depth. Similar flavors, with good balance between moderate sweetness and marked acidity. Long finish, with explicit coffee particularly persistent. Good stuff, excellent value.

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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
    12/5/2016 (link) 89 points

    (NV Rare Wine Co. (Vinhos Barbeito) Madeira Historic Series Savannah Verdelho Special Reserve) Light brown color; coffee, walnut nose; tasty, coffee, walnut, torrefaction palate with balancing acidity; long finish

  • 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
  • UPC Code 828116000635

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 19 (5%)
  • In Cellars 171 (47%)
  • Consumed 175 (48%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Appetizer; Stinton, Blood Orange, Kumquat Upside Down Cake

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