Island wine from Portugal

Cossart Gordon Madeira 5 Years Old Malmsey nv
This is a rich style of Madeira from the Malvasia grape, known as Malmsey. The nose features toffee and caramel with a healthy dose of toasted nuts. In the mouth, you taste all of that in a framework of acidity. There’s plenty of weight from the underlying alcohol and while it is sweet as expected, the Madeiran acidity plays its balancing role. Bring on the Rocquefort! P&B by the Madeira Wine Company in Funchal 19% $24.99 at Bottle Barn Cossart Gordon

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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