1975 Cossart Gordon, Terrantez, 1x3ltr

1975 Cossart Gordon, Terrantez, 1x3ltr

Availability: 4 weeks

Case size: 1 / Bottle size: 3.0l

Duty Status
From £900.00

Critics Score: 95

Publication: Neal Martin, Vinous

Drinking Dates: 2020-2040

Cossart Gordon’s 1975 Terrantez (2020 Bottling), which was previously bottled in the late 1990s, is very powerful on the nose; aromas of honey, pressed flowers, furniture polish (antique bureau?) and clove soar from the glass in unison. Side by side, initially I discerned a tad more composure on the 1976 Verdelho. The palate is outstanding: smooth and unerringly harmonious, the acidity is perfect, with a simmering back note of spiciness (stem ginger and lemongrass) that is accentuated on the prolonged finish. The nose begins to cohere with aeration, so that you end up with a gorgeous, quite sophisticated Terrantez. 992 bottles produced.
1975 Cossart Gordon, Terrantez, 1x3ltr

Terrantez produces medium rich Madeira wines. It is usually found on the south coast of the island, mainly in Calheta, Câmara de Lobos and Funchal. This wine is a one-year harvest. The wine aged in oak casks using the traditional ‘Canteiro’ method, at the warm attics of our cellars. This process, known by “estufagem gradual” give to the wine unique flavours and savours. After this natural heating process the wine its aged in a cooler area of our cellar, for a variable period of time.