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Oxidative

A very pleasant way to conclude my 40th with Daivd, Janet and Ruth, and then continue to give enough pleasure in the subsequent 2 …

Mid-deep amber-tawny, with olive at the rim. Smoky, oxidative nut – walnut. Rancio / butter. Orange peel. Spice. Raisin & chocolate touches. On the …

Thankfully Blandy’s had this not only for tasting, but also available by the half-bottle – an excellent final dinner wrap-up after the Poeira. Deep …

The Spain theme was also present in the whites, and this showed the real quality and subtler, smoother power of Tondonia Blanco Reserva over …

Unctuously sweet, deep amber, with caramel, raisin and vanilla spice notes, but above all, and orange peel note that is particularly distinctive. Too ‘red’ …

This vintage was an exam wine, and rightly so. The wine of the sweet line-up. Stunning complexity, power and density. Fully sweet, but enough …

I was perhaps expecting a little more from this wine, though still a good, pretty complex example of an old PX. Deep brown with …

Though not a full vintage – a Colheita rather than Frasqueira – this was a very good example of fully-sweet Malvasia Madeira. Medium amber. …

Another very good Sherry from Bodegas Tradición, that got better on days 2 and 3 – greater complexity and power. Curious mid-amber, with a …