1968 Blandy's, Sercial Madeira

1968 Blandy's, Sercial Madeira

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Critics Score: 19

Publication: Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com

Drinking Dates: 2017-2030

RS 59 g/l, TA 10.07 g/l. Bottled two months ago. 1,588 bottle released. Deep golden brown. Really nutty, walnut skin. Fabulous aroma of burnt toffee, though perhaps not as sweet as that suggests. There's also a delicate smoky character a bit like lapsang but more fruity. Sour, almost bitter, dried apricot and still so full of fruit. Rich, definitely not dry but tastes dryish because of that stunning acidity. A light note of umami on the finish. A meal in itself, rich and refined and infinitely long. Even though there is perceptible sweetness it is overshadowed by the amazing freshness and the complexity of the flavours and endless, bitter-orange finish.

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1968 Blandy's, Sercial Madeira