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September 2019 - Sherry, Port & Madeira Wines

September 2019 - Sherry, Port & Madeira Wines
This month's Spirits feature is Sherry, Port & Madeira Wines

Sherry, Port & Madeira Wines Reviews

La Toque NV Madeira California
88 points
Light amber color. Aromas of caramelized apricots, salted almonds, and baklava with walnuts with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length roasted and spiced peanuts, ground peppercorns, and toffee popcorn finish with moderate oak flavor. A dry Madeira-style wine with subtle kisses of caramel-sweetness, balancing salinity, and great roasty-nutty character; share and pair.
La Toque NV Port California
87 points
Garnet color. Aromas of dried figs and dates, chocolate croissant, and walnuts with a round, vibrant, sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-long butterscotch drizzled berries, peach-bread pudding, cherry preserves, black pepper, and clove finish. A very tasty, complex Port-style wine to be enjoyed with cheese, pastries, and cocktails.
La Toque NV Sherry California
82 points
Bright amber color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla candle, gouda, orange marmalade, whipped cream, and almond cookies with a slightly chewy, crisp, sweet medium body and a warming, medium-length finish with impressions of salted marcona almonds, pizza dough, white chocolate candy, and tea biscuit with light oak flavor. A solid sherry-style wine for cocktails.