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Sercial 10 Year Old Reserve, Barbeito
75cl

£36.70

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Key features

Grape VarietySercial

CountryPortugal

ABV19%

VintageNV

Description

It was back in 1993; Ricardo de Freitas’ first vintage in his Grandfather’s shoes, that Barbeito became the first Madeira shipper to stop supplying in bulk. Since then, Ricardo has cranked up the quality year by year, to now be the most talked about player on the island, despite being one of the relative minnows. The first to stop using the despised caramel completely; the first to bottle Single Cask wines; the first to put vintage frasqueira into 50cls; the first Madeira producer to win a Jury Decouvertes at Vinexpo; the first to take Tinta Negra Mole so seriously as to treat it like the finest noble variety – and get similar quality results! And not forgetting, Barbeito were also the first and so far only Madeira producer, to bottle a 20 Year Old, to huge critical acclaim, and now latterly the first to bottle a 30 Year Old. Does it end there? Of course not. Barbeito's spectacular new winery is now complete, and Ricardo has been the first on the island to use robotic lagares! Fear not, this is where automation begins and ends in this handcraft centred company.
Ricardo’s approach to Sercial is not to make it as raspingly dry as you might expect, which results in a deliciously rounded interpretation of this wine. A regular Gold Medal winner, and one which we would suggest serving between larder and room temperature, rather than fully chilling.

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