Blandy's 5 year old Sercial Madeira

SKU #1036124 91 points Wine Enthusiast

 *Editor's Choice* In a recent series of entry-level Madeiras, this was a standout, offering excellent complexity and richness at a reasonable price. Nuts, toffee and dried fruit aromas and flavors swirl together, balancing moderate sweetness with harmonious acids. Long on the finish.  (11/ 2006)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Lively and rich, with a hazelnut nose and apricot, pear and almond flavors. Long, spice- and mineral-filled finish. Quite fresh-tasting. (Web Only- 2008)

K&L Notes

Sercial is the driest style of Madeira; this one was aged in the traditional "Canteiro" system using American oak casks. Because this Madeira is fined, it doesn't require decanting. Fresh, dry fruit flavors tending toward citrus and highlighted by wood spice. It has a nutty, lingering finish. Perfect as an aperitif, this will also pair well with appetizers and, surprisingly, Indian cuisine!

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Portugal

- Although quite small, Portugal produces a great variety of wines ranging from light and fizzy Vinho Verde to hearty and tannic Port. Portugal is Europe's fourth-largest wine-producing region, and has been exporting its wine since the 14th century. The Douro Valley of Portugal is the original and current home for the world's finest Port. The valley spans from east of the city of Oporto all the way to the border of Spain and is the country's best known wine region. Lesser-appreciated DOCs like Bairrada and Dão area also emerging for their fine, rustic reds. Click for a list of bestselling items from Portugal.
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Madeira