Snapshot
Vintage: NV
Bottle sizes: 500 ML
Country: Portugal
Region: Madeira
Appellation: Madeira
Wine type: Madeira
Varietals: White Blend
Varietal notes: Verdelho and Boal
Notes: This is a blend of Verdelho (from 2002) and Boal (from 2003) with a little more of the former. 2,118 bottles bottled in June 2009. A deep amber hue, a little more russet in colour. The bouquet is precise with very fine lift and definition, touches of hazelnut, dried honey and yellow flowers with marmalade coming through with aeration. This has very good structure: viscous on the entry but with racy acidity cutting through. Spicy and vibrant, freshly cut ginger mixed with dried apricot, mango and a hint of creme brulee. Great persistency towards the finish: this is a superb blend that is full of grace and composure. - Neal Martin erobertparker.com
Ratings
Publication: Wine advocate
Rating: 92
This is a blend of Verdelho (from 2002) and Boal (from 2003) with a little more of the former. 2,118 bottles bottled in June 2009. A deep amber hue, a little more russet in colour. The bouquet is precise with very fine lift and definition, touches of hazelnut, dried honey and yellow flowers with marmalade coming through with aeration. This has very good structure: viscous on the entry but with racy acidity cutting through. Spicy and vibrant, freshly cut ginger mixed with dried apricot, mango and a hint of creme brulee. Great persistency towards the finish: this is a superb blend that is full of grace and composure. - Neal Martin erobertparker.com