Cama de Lobos

Madeira 1789 Cama de Lobos 37.5cl

Demi-Bottle, Stencilled Front, probably bottled by Avery's around 1957

Provenance: Private purchase

Alex Liddell wrote after tasting this 1789 vintage in 1958: "I shall never forget the ravishment of that first taste. Its powerful and explosive attack, rich complexity of flavour, rapier-like dry finish, and long, intense aftertaste were quite beyond anything I had hitherto experienced. I was hooked for life – and rapidly invested in three more bottles, one of which still remains in my cellar." Madeira, 1998 preface xiii.
$ 8,999.00

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Size 37.5 cl
Vintage 1789
Alcohol 20.0 %
Fill level Mid neck


The island of Madeira has been producing and exporting its namesake wine virtually since the Portuguese discovered it in 1419. Since then, Madeira’s location in the middle of important trade routes meant the success of its wines mirrored the worldwide geopolitical situation. The fortified wine’s fortunes have soared during times of peace, prosperity, and free trade and plummeted during conflict and international upheaval.

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