Full Review

La Toque

La Toque
NV Madeira, California

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate Dessert

Category: Domestic Madeira-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

La Toque
NV Madeira, California

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate Dessert

Category: Domestic Madeira-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 18%
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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: caramelized apricots, salted almonds, and baklava with walnuts
Taste Flavor: roasted and spiced peanuts, ground peppercorns, and toffee popcorn
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peanut Butter Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry Madeira-style wine with subtle kisses of caramel-sweetness, balancing salinity, and great roasty-nutty character; share and pair.

The Producer

Bronco Wine Company

The Producer
33 Harlow Court
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-346-6025

Their Portfolio

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Domestic Madeira-Style Wine

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Serve in a Port Wine Glass
Madeira is a rich fortified wine from a Portuguese Island of the same name. These wines come in a range of styles and are unique in their production process, "Maderization," in which the wine's temperature is either allowed to rise on its own or is raised by heated tanks to create a cooked effect. Wines are then oxidized through their aging process. This heating and oxidation allows for a remarkably shelf-stable product with endless aging possibilities. Domestic Madeira-Style Wine is a product made in the same vein but in the United States. Do your own side-by-side comparison to see how they measure up to one another!