Blandy's Sercial 5 year old
Best when served chilled as an apéritif, this dry Madeira has a clean crisp finish with a hint of nuttiness and lingering soft fruit.
In a recent series of entry-level Madeiras, this was a standout, offering excellent complexity and richness at a reasonable price. Nuts, toffee and dried fruit aromas and flavors swirl together, balancing moderate sweetness with harmonious acids. Long on the finish.
Dried apricot, golden raisin and smoke flavors fill this fresh and lively Madeira. Balanced, edged with lush spicy notes that linger on the creamy finish. Try on ice as an aperitif. Drink now through 2010.