Verdelho 1975

Grape Varieties: Verdelho
Bottling Year: March 2004
Product Description: Cossart Gordon’s Vntage Verdelho 1975 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 29 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, whereby the casks were gradually transferred from the top floors of the lodge, where it is naturally warmer, to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. The wine was regularly racked and when it reached the desired stage of maturity it was bottled. Only 2,667 bottles of this wine were released.
Specification: Alcohol by Volume: 20% Total Acidity: 6.6 g/l (tartaric acid) pH: 3.46 Baumé (20oC): 2.0 Reducing Sugar: 69.7 g/l Extract Content (excluding sugar): 69.7 g/l
Tasting Notes: Topaz colour with a golden green rim. Complex and intense bouquet of Madeira with notes of wood and dried fruits. Medium dry and full bodied with a long oaky finish.
Press Comments:

“Medium tawny/gold colour. Seems a bit flabby and displaying too much flat oxidation at first, and a teacake fruitiness only emerges reluctantly. The palate has a biscuity richness and quite a thick texture, with plenty of sweetness. There's a lot of warmth and a Demerara sugar depth and toffeed sweetness here, but the grapefruity acidity is tangy and precise into the finish. 91 points.”
Tom Cannavan, www.wine-pages.com, August 2007

“Medium amber color with a yellow rim. For a 30 year old youngster, this shines. Bracing acidity and a much drier Verdelho which I prefer. Silky in the mouth, elegant caramel and toasted almonds with a finish that is exceptional in complexity, but the aftertaste does not linger like a great Verdelho. 92+ Points.”
Roy Hersh, “For the love of Port”, March 2005

Contact Information

Plataforma 3, Pavilhão T, ZFI da Madeira
9200-047 Caniçal, Madeira, Portugal.

Phone
(+351) 291 740 100

cossartgordon@madeirawinecompany.com

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