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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Madeira for a Winter's Night
January 23, 2019



Special tasting prices are good this week whether you can make it to the tasting or not.


 Blandy's Sercial 5 yr Madeira; Color: Light brown tan; Aroma: Clean, light & fresh, crisp minerality; Mouth: Light rather fresh clean firm very fresh herbal crisp but rounded in body; Very Good - Excellent 27.99, Tasting Price 25.99 Net

2002 Blandy's Sercial Colheita 500 ml; Color: very light; Aroma: fresh rather clean, pretty, light fresh, elegant; Mouth: very fine pretty fine acid, elegant, rather firm, fine acid, poise, clean ; Excellent62, Tasting Price 56 Net

Blandy's 5 Year Verdelho; Aroma: Light clean refreshing lightly herbal; Mouth: Bright rounded sweet fresh very heady lifted fruity; Very Good Plus 27.99, Tasting Price 25.99 Net

 Blandy's Bual 10 Year old 500 ml; Color: medium dark; Aroma: earthy, rather clean, pretty, light mocha chocolate; Mouth: sweet rather clean fleshy, brightly juicy, rather tightly clean, fine acid, long;Very Good - Excellent 34, Tasting Price 29.99 Net

 Blandy's Malmsey 5 yr; Color: Light medium tan; Aroma: Clean fresh light nutty; Mouth: Rather thick herbal firm well structured, chewy sweet middle, clean light, long very satisfying; Very Good - Excellent 27.99, Tasting Price 25.99Net

 Blandy's Malmsey 10 Year old 500 ml; Color: light tan; Aroma: light mocha, rather dense, heady; Mouth: bright clean forward, clean racy fine acid, ; Very Good - Excellent 34, Tasting Price 29.99 Net

1999 Blandy's Malmsey; Color: darker tan; Aroma: very pretty and fine elegant, , dusty ; Mouth: semisweet, rather clean firm, juicy, very nice intensity, elegant, , less heat, firm; Excellent 62, Tasting Price 56 Net


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