The Lingering Goodbye

Posted on: November 1st, 2006 by


One of my favorite wine reps coined a phrase for a wine with a loooong finish: The Lingering Goodbye. I experienced this tasting perhaps the finest dessert wine I have ever had. And it was Madeira! The Broadbent 45-50 Year Old Terrantez. Terrantez? Huh? It’s one of the world’s rarest grapes and only 20 cases of wine are produced each year from it! It’s about $140 bucks, but it does come in a 750ml bottle!

Here are my tasting notes:

My mouth is watering. Long, coating, silky, haunting finish. Subtle butterscotch/almond/marzipan. AWESOME!!!

I then tasted a vintage Terrantez from 1978. Pricetag? 300 bucks! Yipes. Tasting notes:

Monster, blockbuster finish.

I actually preferred the cheaper one. Or, rather, the less expensive one. For a more realistic bottle, I suggest the 1996 Colheita. It is about 45 bucks, and tasted like a slowly melting butterscotch candy in my mouth. Delicious.

It was a treat to taste these wines and Madeira is definitely one of the underappreciated sweet wines of the world.

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  1. Robert Mondavi Productions
    and
    The Wine Advocate
    proudly present

    a new major motion picture

    THE LINGERING GOODBYE

    the anticipated romantic comedy sequel to the hit motion picture “Sideways.”

    Starring

    JAMESON FINK … as himself
    SANDRA OH … back again
    ROBERT DINERO … as the wise wine merchant

    With a special appearance by

    BORAT … why the hell not?

    See the film that all the critics are talking about (after downing too much chianti at that last film festival)

    Now playing on screens across America (projected onto the back of wine bar brick walls and left in the DVD players at B&B’s across wine country)

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