Lenox

Madeira 1796 Lenox

Demijohnned 1807, Bottled 1816, Rebottled 1888

Provenance: (No auction house), 1/22/2016

Madeira 1796 Lenox (9562)

Historical and probably unique bottle from the late Robert Lenox (1759-1839), esquire, merchant and founder of the Lenox Scholarship. This freeblown cylinder Imperial Quart contains 113,65 cl of 1796 Madeira which Lenox ordered on January 15, 1795 from Newton, Gordon & Murdoch, the oldest Madeira traders on the Island. Delivered with the bottle will be the original, handwritten, order which Lenox issued in that cold winter of 1795.

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Size 1 ltr
Vintage 1796
Alcohol 20.0 %
Bottled 1888
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Madeira

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.

Lenox

Historical and probably unique bottles from the late Robert Lenox (1759-1839), esquire, merchant and founder of the Lenox Scholarship. This freeblown cylinder Imperial Quart contains 113,65 cl of 1796 Madeira which Lenox ordered on January 15, 1795 from Newton, Gordon & Murdoch, the oldest Madeira traders on the Island. Delivered with the bottle will be the original, handwritten, order which Lenox issued in that cold winter of 1795.