Madeira 1820 Bual Barbosa Bual
Bual, Camara de Lobos, In Wood for 65 Years, In Demi-John for 50 Years, Bottled May 1930
Provenance: Christies London, 3/15/2017
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.