Barbeito 10 Y.O. Verdelho

Barbeito, Verdelho 10 Year Old, Madeira, Portugal.

A blend of 10 year old wines, aged by the unforced canteiro method, in old 620 litre French oak casks, natural cork stopper, 20% abv, widely available, about £30

WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity amber, showing tears.

Nose: clean on the nose, with a  pronounced intensity, fully developed, with lifted aromas of caramelised citrus, an oxidised sherry note, warm toffee, rich warm honey, chopped walnuts and  warmed curry spices.

Palate: an off-dry wine, with high acidity, the slightest gummy grip, fortified high, with a medium (+) body, of pronounced intensity, with flavours of well stewed over-ripe citrus, a rich sherried note, toffee and caramel. A long length with a crisp clean finish.

Quality: an outstanding quality wine, with crisp acidity in balance with alcohol and the intensity of flavour.  A wine of good complexity with a high level of flavour concentration.  This wine is ready to drink, will keep for decades, but will not improve with cellaring.

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