Beautiful smooth dry red with and great Berry start, smooth middle and fresh grape finish. — 15 days ago
A fairly acidic aroma. Smoky, burnt caramel, red berries. The flavour is incredibly rich. Cloves and other warm spices, orange. Gives way to a lovely deep plum crumble finish, lingers a very long time.
Delicious with a great beef stew on Bernie's 60th. — 9 days ago
The characteristic aromas of raisins, brown sugar and dried fruits leap from the nose, while orange peel and notes of wood are found on the palate. There’s a wonderful acidity, so don’t think you can only sip it - try pairing it with dinner like our forefathers did.
— 20 days ago
The opportunity to enjoy a small glass of this came rather unexpectedly yesterday afternoon and I’m still trying to wrap my head around the experience. I was looking over a collection of wines that needed a new home and a friend of mine who was the collection’s custodian, mentioned that he had something he had been meaning to share with me and without any fanfare, he walks back into the room with two small glasses and this ancient bottle. I hardly had any time to react before he poured me a small glass....as I looked three times to confirm that I was, in fact, drinking from a pre-war bottle of Madeira. The nose was stunning. A massive wave of confected fruit like candied citron. You know those beautiful syrup glazed orange (and other fruit) slices you’ll often see in European chocolate shops? Yeah...it smelled like that. Just a touch of VA. On the palate, this was totally mind bending. It’s almost all hazelnuts; remarkably dry; and there is pronounced acidity. The finish lasted for minutes. I can categorically state that this wine is very much alive and well but it’s a nerd’s wine as it’s super rustic and best served as an aperitif. — 22 days ago
Have had the 2015 vintage several times over the 2019 fall and find it to be quite enjoyable. Silky and smooth. Drinkable with and without food. Great price point for Bermuda. — 3 days ago