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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BROADBENT
Light amber orange colour. Sweet, buttery, toasty, caramel nose. Sweet (67 g/L residual sugar), medium bodied, well structured, smooth, somewhat spicy, ripe plum-raisin flavours with a lingering, very tasty, vanilla-caramel-creme brulee finish. A great summer sipper when served slightly chilled. Produced by Justino’s in Madeira and aged for 3 years in cask. Much better than when it last appeared in Vintages (*/*+) on May 29, 2010 at $17.95. CSPC 943258
Type Fortified Wine - Madeira
Agent Aut Win
Country Portugal
Rating ***(90 points)
Sweet, Rich, Balanced
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: The non-vintage Rainwater Medium Dry is aged for three years in oak casks and this was bottled in January 2011. It has a light, toffee-scented bouquet with hints of creme brulee. There are subtle notes of marzipan, raisin and fresh fig that are well-defined and become voluminous with aeration. The palate is sweet and spicy on the entry. It is understated at first with smoked walnut, nougat, cumin and Chinese 5-spice and it builds gently towards a harmonious, beautifully balanced finish with traces of red chillies, dried honey and walnuts. This is a wonderful Rainwater. Score - 90 (Neal Martin, erobertparker.com, Aug. 2012) Price $ 20.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 24, 2014
Cases bought 55 (12 bottles per case)

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