Madeira 1830 Pico e Seloes
Verdelho Antigo, Rebottled by FMA in 2016
Provenance: Christies Geneve, 11/12/2017
Tasting note: On the nose floral tones, quite attractive in fact. Finesse. Freshly crushed white peaches. Day after from different bottle more butterscotch, vintage wax, dried peaches, in a more closed way compared to the previous bottle. Clearly a long cask aged wine of high quality. Fine creamy pure citrus taste, medium dry, lovely acidity. Well balanced. Very nice soft slightly sweet. Last tasted February 2016. EV.
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.