Cossart Gordon<br />2008 Verdelho Colheita Madeira, 500 ml<br>Madeira

Cossart Gordon
2008 Verdelho Colheita Madeira, 500 ml

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TYPE Medium Dry - Fortified
REGION Madeira | Madeira
GRAPES Verdelho
Available Quantity: 6 in stock
95 points, Vinous |
92 points, Wine Enthusiast |
91 points, Wine Advocate |
18/20 points, Richard Mayson |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
95 points, Vinous
“The 2008 Verdelho (2020 Bottling) from Cossart Gordon contains 65g/L residual sugar, less than the Blandy’s 2008 Verdelho released in 2019. It is clear deep amber in hue. The nose is quite striking, grabbing you with both hands and bringing dried honey, orange zest, Seville orange marmalade and antique furniture polish, all with fine delineation. The palate is tangy from start to finish, featuring enticing marmalade and desiccated orange peel notes. But what I really admire is the crescendo of spiciness on the finish; the mouth feels “alive” two minutes after this Verdelho has exited, tingling with the wake of pepperiness. Superb. There were 2,000 50cl bottles produced”

92 points, Wine Enthusiast
“At 12 years old, this wood-aged Madeira has plenty of fruit to go with lifted acidity. Orange and candied lemon-peel flavors are preserved by the wine’s total freshness and spice. Drink now.”

91 points, Wine Advocate
"Bottled in 2020, the newly released 2008 Colheita Verdelho offers up generous aromas of peach, mandarin orange, spices and a complex patina of rancio. Medium to full-bodied and fleshy but incisive, it is off-dry and concludes with a penetrating, nutty finish. This has turned out nicely.”

18/20 points, Richard Mayson
“Pale golden-amber colour; lovely lifted lemon and lime marmalade aromas with just a touch of savoury complexity, very fresh, precise and beautifully clean; tropical fruit on the palate, ‘chutney’, medium dry (68 g/l residual sugar), just a touch of salinity, all backed by a lithe streak of acidity which continues through onto a lovely pure, defined finish.”

About The Winery
Cossart, Gordon & Co. was established by Francis Newton, a young Scot, in 1745 and is the oldest company in the Madeira wine trade. By 1850, the firm was said to be shipping 'half the growth of the island' leading to the company acquiring an unequaled reputation as suppliers of fine Madeiras. In 1808, the Scottish dominance over the firm was broken with the arrival of William Cossart, an Irishman descended from a distinguished Huguenot family of France. The title of the firm eventually became known as the now world-famous Cossart, Gordon & Co. The Cossart family has remained among the most influential on the island for nearly two centuries.