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Barbeito Sercial 1978 Madeira

Madeira & Marsala
Size: 75cl
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The 1978 Barbeito Sercial was aged in old French oak casks since February 1979 and bottled in December of 2003. Deep amber in color with a mesmerizing nose of orange peel, almond and smoke. On the palate the wine features a razor-like acidity with a medium body. This Sercial is filled with energy and packs intense flavors of tangerine, clove and walnut. The finish is long and airy. A fantastic bottle.
Madeira & Marsala
Madeira & Marsala
Dry Sweetness
Dry Sweetness
At a Glance

ABV: 19%

Country: Madeira

Wine Style: Madeira & Marsala

Vintage: 1978

Sweetness: Dry

One of the smallest of all Madeira producers, and only founded in 1946 by Ricardo's grandfather, and yet with an extraordinary reputation.

Ricardo Diogo de Freitas took over the winemaking at the family firm in 1993, and hasn't looked back. He possesses energy in spades - RobertParker calls him the Island's "Gamechanger" and its easy to see why, but risks overlooking his commitment to tradition, or at least the reinvention of it.

"I find the aroma of the Barbeito wines so much harder to describe because they are very much themselves, distinctive, not a prototype Madeira - even though they are also distinctively Madeira, if that makes any sense."

- Julia Harding MW, on, on the 2014 Annual Madeira tasting, where the top two scoring wines were both Barbeito.


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