Vintage Wines

Vintage - Bual Solera 1845
Grape Varieties: Bual
Bottling Year: 1988
Product Description: Cossart Gordon’s Bual Solera 1845 is a single harvest Madeira of first class quality but unlike the Vintages is aged on the solera system. The casks are continuously replenished by fractional blending as limited amounts of the original wine are drawn off periodically for sale. Only 7,109 bottles of this wine were released.
Specification: Alcohol: 21% ABV pH: 3.34 Residual Sugar: 114.6 g/l Total Acidity: 7.70 g/l tartaric acid Extract Content (excluding sugar): 27.10 g/l
Tasting Notes: Clear, golden-brown colour, with a greenish- tinted golden edge on the rim. Characteristic and complex bouquet of Madeira with notes of dried fruits, toffee and spices. Medium rich, smooth and full-bodied. A very oaky long finish with persistent spicy notes.
Vintage - Bual 1958
Grape Varieties: Bual
Bottling Year: 2006
Product Description: Cossart Gordon’s Vntage Bual 1958 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 48 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 1500 bottles of this wine were released.
Specification: Alcohol: 20% ABV pH: 3.57 Residual Sugar: 105.5 g/l Total Acidity: 9.20 g/l tartaric acid
Tasting Notes: Deep chestnut colour with a golden rim. Complex and intense, characteristic Madeira bouquet of dried fruits, toffee, wood and vanilla with notes of tropical fruit and nuts. Medium sweet and smooth with a long and exuberant finish.
Press Comments:

“Red, foxy colour. Wonderfully rich and concentrated without any excessive astringence. Bonfire topnote on great concentration of sweetness and vivacity. Great hit of appetising healthy richness. A strange suggestion of Bandaid is probably not worth mentioning as it, oddly, does nothing to detract from the pleasure! It’ s delicious, amazingly fresh and very, very long.”
Purple Pages, Jancis Robinson, February 2003

“Intense aroma with loads of lemony vanilla, toasted almonds and walnut shell in a very fine and elegant ensemble. Very good acidity on the palate, dry, concentrated and with a long finish.”
Portuguese Wines no 25, Luís Lopes, May 2003, Best wines from each region

Vintage - Bual 1963
Grape Varieties: Bual
Bottling Year: 1995
Product Description: Cossart Gordon’s Vntage Bual 1963 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 32 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.
Specification: Alcohol by Volume: 20% Total Acidity: 7.5 g/l (tartaric acid) pH: 3.47 Baumé (20oC): 3.2 Reducing Sugar: 91.6 g/l Extract Content (excluding sugar): 30.1 g/l
Tasting Notes: Topaz colour with golden reflections. Complex and intense bouquet of wood, toffee, vanilla and dried fruits. Medium sweet and full bodied with a long and powerful finish.
Vintage - Bual 1976
Grape Varieties: Bual
Bottling Year: May 1998
Product Description: Cossart Gordon’s Vntage Bual 1976 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 22 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.
Specification: Alcohol: 20% ABV pH: 3.57 Residual Sugar: 105.5 g/l Total Acidity: 9.20 g/l tartaric acid Extract Content (excluding sugar): 24 g/l
Tasting Notes: Topaz colour with golden reflections. Characteristic bouquet of toffee, wood and vanilla with notes of spices and dried fruits. Very rich, smooth and full-bodied. Well balanced and a long spicy aftertaste.
Vintage - Bual 1908
Grape Varieties: Bual
Bottling Year: 1985
Product Description: Cossart Gordon’s Vntage Bual 1908 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 77 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 1,038 bottles of this wine were released.
Specification: Alcohol by Volume: 21% Total Acidity: 13.70 g/l (tartaric acid) pH: 3.45 Baumé (20oC): 5.40 Reducing Sugar: 136.30 g/l Extract Content (excluding sugar): 36.8 g/l
Tasting Notes: Deep chestnut colour with a golden green rim. Complex and intense bouquet of coffee, chocolate, tobacco and dried fruits. Medium sweet and full bodied with a long and powerful finish.
Press Comments:

“...dark stewed tea and stewed fruit compote aromas. There's a little note of walnut fudge too. On the palate this has an unctuous, mouth filling sweetness. It is like a thick paste of rich, pruney fruit flavour plump sultana and Muscovado, and still some cherry brightness. Though it is balsamic in its thickness, sweetness and touch of volatility, the acid is beautifully balanced and the whole picture is exquisitely long and still very powerful. A very profound and complex wine - and wine experience. 97 points.”
Tom Cannavan, www.wine-pages.com, August 2007

“Mid-mahogany; fine, fragrant, high-toned aromas; rich, a touch of molasses, with a powerful concentration of figgy sweetness offset by a streak of acidity. Waxy lenght. 19 points out of 20.”
Richard Mayson, Fine Wine, December 2006

Vintage - Sercial 1960
Grape Varieties: Sercial
Bottling Year: 2006
Product Description: Cossart Gordon’s Vntage Sercial 1960 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged in 650 lts 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. The present bottling of the reminiscent 880lt of this excellent wine, which was kept on our lodges at Mercês, was bottled in April 2006 and produced 1169 bottles.
Specification: Alcohol: 21% ABV pH: 3.45 Residual Sugar: 56.32 g/l Total Acidity: 9.75 g/l tartaric acid
Tasting Notes: Deep chestnut colour with a golden rim. Intense with an aroma of licorice. Dried fruits and spicy aromas. Rich and concentrated, balanced by a citrus backbone that ensures a luxurious long finish. An outstanding Sercial.
Vintage - Bual 1969
Grape Varieties: Bual
Bottling Year: 2004
Product Description: Cossart Gordon’s Vintage Bual 1969 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 35 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.
Specification: Alcohol: 21% ABV pH: 3.42 Residual Sugar: 90.6 g/l Total Acidity: 8.8 g/l tartaric acid
Tasting Notes: Deep chestnut colour with golden reflections. Complex and intense, with a characteristic Madeira bouquet of dried fruits, toffee, wood and vanilla with notes of coffee and nuts. Medium sweet and smooth with a long and exuberant finish.
Press Comments:

“Mid-mahogany; singed nose, verging on the aromas of an autumnal bonfire; fine and focused, rich in concentration and texture, beautifully balanced by fresh steely acidity. A relative youngster that stands up well in this company.
Richard Mayson, Fine Wine, December 2006

Awards:

Gold Medal – IWC 2005

Vintage - Terrantez 1977
Grape Varieties: Terrantez
Bottling Year: 2004
Product Description: Cossart Gordon’s Vntage Terrantez 1977 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 27 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 1980 bottles of this wine were released.
Specification: Alcohol: 20% ABV pH: 3.58 Baumé degree (20oC): 2.6 V olatile Acidity: 1.47 g/l
Tasting Notes: Clear, lovely soft amber colour with a golden hue. Characteristic Madeira bouquet of dried fruit but with concentrated caramel flavours, smokey wood notes and hints of nuts and spices. Medium sweet at first, followed by the very attractive freshness of citrus flavours, with a luxuriously long spicy aftertaste. A classic Madeira of great individuality and distinction.
Press Comments:

“... the wine has a lovely colour and dense aroma, almost heavy aroma but with a profile of ripe fruit and nuts, slightly figgy, caramel and iodide. Very elegant on the palate, with well proportioned acidity, it is a wine of great class and distinction.”
João Paulo Martins, Revista de Vinhos, March 2005, Award of Excellence

Vintage - Bual 1954
Grape Varieties: Bual
Bottling Year: 1986
Product Description: Cossart Gordon’s Vntage Bual 1954 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 32 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.
Specification: Alcohol: 20% ABV
Tasting Notes: Bright golden colour with hints of green. Characteristic Madeira bouquet with good intensity and complexity, notes of wood, smoke, vanilla, dried fruits like figs, nuts. Medium sweet, good body, complex and smooth, well balanced and with a long and lingerius finish.
Vintage - Bual 1961
Grape Varieties: Bual
Bottling Year: 2004
Product Description: Cossart Gordon’s Vintage Bual 1961 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 43 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 1,291 bottles of this wine were released.
Specification: Alcohol by Volume: 21% Total Acidity: 8.90 g/l (tartaric acid) pH: 3.48 Baumé (20oC): 3.4 Reducing Sugar: 94,7 g/l
Tasting Notes: Clear, golden brown colour with a golden green nuance, slow teardrop. Characteristic Madeira bouquet, good intensity, complex with notes of wood and caramel, resins, toffee and spices (vanilla and curry) dried fruits and hazelnut. Medium sweet, concentrated, smooth, bodied, good balance, complex and long warm aftertaste with resins and wood. The aftertaste is long, making it a meditation wine.
Vintage - Verdelho 1973
Grape Varieties: Verdelho
Bottling Year: May 2000
Product Description: Cossart Gordon’s Vntage Verdelho 1973 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 27 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 2,498 bottles of this wine were released.
Specification: Alcohol by Volume: 20% Total Acidity: 8.1 g/l (tartaric acid) pH: 3.35 Baumé (20oC): 1.9 Reducing Sugar: 73.2 g/l Extract Content (excluding sugar): 25.0 g/l
Tasting Notes: Clear, topaz colour with a golden green nuance, fugacious foam, slow teardrop. Characteristic Madeira bouquet, good intensity, complex with notes of phenolic flavours of wood, balsamic and dry fruits. Medium dry, fresh and bodied, complex and long warm aftertaste with resins and wood. Very concentrate.
Press Comments:

“Burnt sugar, fresh tobacco, clove, lime peel and wet rocks on the nose. Smoky, less sweet taste than the Leacock’s and a more dense style, the Cossart Gordon appeals to those in search of a richer style of Verdelho. Fine length and refreshing acidity.”
Niklas Jorgensen, www.madaboutmadeira.org, April 2010

Vintage - Bual 1987
Grape Varieties: Bual
Bottling Year: 2016
Product Description: Cossart Gordon’s Vintage Bual 1987 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.
Specification: Alcohol by Volume: 21.1% Volatile Acidity: 1.38 g/l Total Acidity: 10.07 g/l (tartaric acid) pH: 3.36 Baumé (20oC): 3.3 Reducing Sugar: 89 g/l
Tasting Notes: Topaz colour with glints of gold. Rich, smooth texture, a characteristic bouquet of toffee, wood and vanilla with notes of spices and dried fruits. Fine and focussed, with good balance and a long spicy aftertaste.
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Vintage - Sercial 1954
Grape Varieties: Sercial
Bottling Year: 1994
Product Description: Cossart Gordon’s Vintage Sercial 1954 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 40 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.
Specification: Alcohol by Volume: 19.5% Total Acidity (tartaric acid): 9.3 g/l pH: 3.47 Baumé (20oC): 1.5 Reducing Sugar: 50.4 g/l Extract Content (excluding sugar): 39.0 g/l
Tasting Notes: Topaz colour with golden green reflections. Complex and intense bouquet of wood and dried fruits. Dry, with a long and fresh aftertaste.
Vintage - Bual 1962
Grape Varieties: Bual
Bottling Year: 2015
Product Description: Cossart Gordon’s Vintage Bual 1962 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 53 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 1,104 bottles of this wine were released.
Specification: Alcohol by Volume: 21% Total Acidity: 10.50 g/l (tartaric acid) pH: 3.30 Baumé (20oC): 4.9 Reducing Sugar: 121 g/l
Tasting Notes: Crafted by Francisco Albuquerque, the Bual 1962 is the perfect example of a world class vintage Madeira. Visually, it's dark amber colour, with golden hue, greenish rim, and the magnificent slow teardrop, are warm and embracing, calling us to sit down and enjoy. Dense and concentrated, this vintage has the typical bouquet of old Madeira's. Exuberant on the nose, its bouquet is extremely complex, with noticeable balsamic notes, cedar wood, cigar box, spices, dark chocolate, caramelized orange peel, dried passion fruit, roasted nuts and old brandy. The mouth feel is wonderfully rich, yet vibrantly fresh. Extremely concentrated, and complex, this wine has noticeable notes of spices and resin. The aftertaste is long and lingering, making it a meditation wine.
Press Comments:

Offers a spicy aroma, with zesty flavors of apricot, citrus and apple that feature plenty of pastry notes. Pure and direct, featuring a finish loaded with white chocolate, hazelnut and slate accents. Powerfully fresh. Drink now through 2040. 90 cases made.
KM, April 2016

Reviews:

Wine & Spirits Magazine – February 2016 edition (“Years Best Madeira”) – 96 Points
Wine Spectator Magazine – February 2016 edition – 94 Points

Vintage - 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

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