Pale, bright topaz colour with a golden tinge, fresh with dry fruit, wood and citrus flavours with a fresh and nutty persistent finish.
Wine Spectator 90 points - Offers an aroma of dried white fruits, with white raspberry, saline and spice flavors that are dry and engaging. Saline notes linger on the fresh, vibrant finish, delivering hints of dried almond. Drink now through 2025. -KM (Jun 15 2015)
|Wine maker notes|
|Blandy’s 5 year old Sercial was aged in American oak casks in the traditional ’Canteiro’ system. This comprises of the gentle heating of the wine in the lofts of the lodges in Funchal. Over the years the wine is transferred from the top floors to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. After this gradual ’estufagem’ the wine underwent racking and fining before the blend was assembled and bottled.|
|Alcohol: 19% ABV pH: 3.3 Residual Sugar: 50 g/l Total Acidity: 6 g/l tartaric acid|
|Blandy’s 5 year old Sercial is fined and does not require decanting. It is excellent as an aperitif but is also exceedingly good with starters, fish dishes and Indian cuisine. It has been bottled when ready for drinking and will keep for several months after opening.|