Wednesday, February 10, 2010

NV Madeira

NV Justino's

NV Justino's Fine Rich Madeira

Finishing dinner off with two sweet wines - this was the first one. A Madeira, nonvintage. Of course as you all know, Madeira is an island off the coast of Portugal which produces these sweet wines - they have the distinction of being nearly indestructible. Just a very, very sturdy wine.

Dark amber, bouquet remarkably similar to a sweet vermouth. Licorice, herbal, vanilla...very sweet on the palate. A good drink, but maybe this wasn't the best example. If only LCBO could get its act together and start bringing in more Madeira - a wine that I would very much like to drink and understand more of.

DF

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